Monday, November 09, 2009

Book Covers Because I Love You...

Okay, really - really long time, no post. Definatly my bad - BUT - to help make things better I scanned a few of my favourite book covers from my personal library today to share :)

First up is The Secret of the Vineyard by Monica Heath
There is no info on the artist but this is from Signet Books first printing, dated November 1968
secretofthevineyard

Ghost of Conquina Key by Jean Bellamy
Once again no artist info but Copyright is dated 1970 by Lancer Books Inc.
ghostofcoquinakey

House of Distant Voices by Evelyn Bond
Copyright Belmont Productions, December 1965
houseofdistantvoices

Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
From the 1973 reprinting says that it is Illustrated by Charles Geer but no indication on whether that includes the cover illustration or not.
lostinthebarrens

The October Country - Stories by Ray Bradbury
From the 1975 reprinting
theoctobercountry

One of my personal favourites the cover to The Wall by Mary Roberts Rinehart
From the Fourth Printing - May 1970
thewall

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
from the 1972 reprinting
bravenewworld

One of my other favourite covers Chateau in the Shadows by Susan Marvin
From the first printing September 1969
chateauintheshadows

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dorothy and the Scarecrow


Dorothy and the Scarecrow, originally uploaded by Marina Loram.

Found this fantastic Wizard of Oz inspired photograph on Flickr today on Marina Loram's photo stream. I really love this!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Railrodder...

 Back when I was in early elementary school they used to show us old National Film Board shorts on days when the weather was far to bad to send 6-10 year olds outside for recess (one of the joys of living in rural Canada). One of these films that always stuck with me was one I never knew the name of but always told myself I would find out one day and watch it again. 

 After getting the most recent NFB e-newsletter I saw a very familiar image and was instantly happy. Availible for free viewing online and starring Buster Keaton I am happy to share with you The Railrodder



Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Wil Wheaton vs. Elvis



                                 









WTF???

How this manages to be awesome yet slightly distrubing is beyond me.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Obligatory New Year's Message...

Happy 2009 to Everyone!

To mark the start of the new year I'm listing out the first 25 songs I listened to in 2009 courtesy of the random playlist order settings on my computer. Some of them seemed rather fitting of the occasion, so I figured that I would share. Enjoy!

1. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Neil Diamond (Hot August Night album version)

2. Volare - Dean Martin

3. Guess I'm Dumb - Glen Campbell

4. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra

5. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

6. Tallulah - Sonata Arctica

7. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

8. Life Fades Away - Roy Orbison

9. Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger

10. Love Song - Sara Bareilles

11. The Saga Begins - Weird Al

12. Babylon - David Gray

13. Bad Bad Boy - Haywire

14. I Want To Break Free - Queen

15. Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA

16. Believe It Or Not - Joey Scarbury

17. Tell Her About It - Billy Joel

18. Denial, Revisited - The Offspring

19. When It's Over - Loverboy

20. Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers

21. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

22. Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw

23. Girls Lie Too - Terri Clark

24. Worst Hangover Ever - The Offspring

25. Showgirl - The Better English


Photo taken in my grandparents old kitchen when I was much younger