While I was sleeping…

The Christmas cheer has been well and truly knocked out of me. I’ve been placed in quarantine by a team of quirky but brilliant Nasa bio-chemistry experts after finding myself down with an undisclosed illness. I’m still under house arrest - but luckily they haven’t removed the interweb connection. So, excuses out of the way, on with the catching up:

  • John Maguire, all round movie guru, has his best and worst of 2008. He neglected to include Iron Man - tut tut - but otherwise it is a great list!
  • Mary Leland appears in the Irish Times with the best of bed time stories.
  • Digital books are coming to the Nintendo DS - over on Boing Boing.
  • Bookphilia mourns the books not read as a kid, including Tom’s Midnight Garden.
  • Jen Robinson has news about a new book blog for PBS in the US.
  • Staying in the Guardian - Mary Hoffman reviews Sarah Prineas’ The Magic Thief.
  • Marianne Gunn O’Connor chooses her book of the year in the Irish Independent: Shaun Tan’s The Arrival.
  • Carol Ann Duffy has a festive poem in the Guardian - illustrated by Posy Simmonds.
  • Nicholas Tucker considers the next children’s book success story.
  • And the sad news that Margery Gill has died - the Guardian has a gallery of her work as well as more about her.

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  • VeryHungryCaterpillar

    get well soon mr maybury!

    happy xmas


    Comment | December 23, 2008
  • David, sorry to hear you’ve been sick! I hope you feel better soon!

    I’m reading the (I’m told) classic The Phantom Tollbooth, which is hilarious - I would recommend it but I’m sure you’ve read it.

    Comment | December 23, 2008
  • I hope you get better soon and have as Happy a Christmas as possible.

    Comment | December 23, 2008
  • Thanks all - back and in fighting form for 2009. Plenty to look forward to. Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays.

    @Colleen - I love Juster!! :)

    Comment | December 29, 2008

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