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Monday, August 27, 2007

Monday Musings

I visited Camille over at BookMoot (and she knows what the word "moot" really means, unlike most people who mistakenly believe that it means that something is self-evident or already decided; a moot question or topic is actually one that IS OPEN to discussion) and found one thing after another to enjoy, especially if you love children's literature. This post has a video about the making of a Coraline doll by puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal; she has been commissioned to make 3 Coraline dolls and one is to go to someone who preorders the special edition of Coraline.

:P -- I know, Coraline didn't appeal to me--BUT I know many of you loved it, so watch the video, you will enjoy the music as well as the process.

Then visit Kowal's site where she chronicles the "building of Coraline"-- also courtesy of Camille and also fascinating!

**I've discovered a new possibility for the R.I.P. Challenge: The Monster Hunter's Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Mankind from Vampires, Zombies, Hellhounds, and Other Mythical Beasts by Ibrahim Amin. Oh, yeah! This looks to be right up Carl's alley!

Now, must prepare for my visit to the dentist. Two more crowns to be replaced. Damn it!


  1. That is cool. I am not a big Coraline fan either, so I won't be getting the special edition. It is just one of those books that I am happy to have read the one time, but I don't need to read it again. :)

  2. Oh, and that handbook looks really cool. I think I am going to have to see if it is available!

  3. Kailana -- I love the idea of the dolls, but no, I don't need the special edition of Coraline, either.

    I think the Monster Hunter's Handbook will fit quite nicely into my other books about fairy tales, myths, and folklore.

  4. Isn't that puppet incredible? I've been enjoying watching the process as she progresses with it, and of course, being the Gaiman nut that I am, I scooped up the Subterranean edition of the book in hopes of winning the puppet ;)

    The Monster Hunter's Handbook sounds incredibly cool may have to go on the list!

  5. So sorry to hear about your crowns. It's not bad enough that our own body parts don't last, the replacements don't either?! Good grief!

    Very interesting video. I'm one of those who really like Coraline.

  6. Chris -- The puppet and the process are both incredible. Good luck on winning the puppet!

    booklogged -- It was not pleasant--not getting the temporaries or paying for them! Oh, well...

    I know, I'm in the minority on Coraline, but the idea of the dolls is wonderful.

  7. Its okay that Coraline didn't do much for you. I am one of those who loved it and rushed right out (after Chris posted about it) and pre-ordered my copy. Cross your fingers for me, I want that doll!

    And you're right, that book looks like it is right up my alley.

  8. Carl -- fingers are crossed for you and Chris!