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At the Libraries: Divided Opinions on Stephen King

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Okay, I just love this so, so much — literary characters’ Myers-Briggs types! Not wild about my guy, but hey, we ENTJs are The Executive — [...]

Great Art … with Star Destroyers

I guess I thought painting was the one art form that was immune from the mashup — of course, I was proved wrong years ago, by the cover art for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — but now it seems that things have gone a step further. John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Garden [...]

The Meowmorphosis

Quirk Books, the publisher of such gems as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and Night of the Living Trekkies is back with another classic. Behold, Meowmorphosis: One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten. [...] Gregor Samsa [...]

Classic Book Covers Re-Imagined

Photo link Gallery 1988 in L.A. is currently exhibiting covers to classic books… but not the covers you’ve seen lining shelves at Barnes & Noble. Forty-five artists have re-imagined the art with amazing results. I love Anne Benjamin’s Pride and Prejudice, above, but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Dirk Fowler is also awesome and James [...]

Ten More Odd 2011 Calendars

Earlier this week we showed you Ten Odd and Awesome 2011 Calendars, but that wasn’t enough. The variety of calendars available for 2011 is such that ten more are warranted. Happy shopping! 1. Nuns Having Fun The Nuns Having Fun calendar was first published for 2004 and proved to be a big hit. You might even say [...]

Everything Explained Through Flowcharts

Doogie Horner may be the world’s only stand-up comedian / book designer, and he pretty durn good at both. (He’s currently designing the book I wrote earlier this year, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be great.) He’s responsible for the now-famous cover of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but he was just on [...]