Happy Monday! This weekend, Tessa came to Philadelphia to visit and we had so much fun. We went to see Bruce Munro’s amazing light display at Longwood Gardens, which I thought were in Delaware and was therefore looking forward to saying “Hi. We’re in Delaware” while there, like in Wayne’s World, but it isn’t. We ate the most perfect meal ever at Amada: manchego cheese with truffled lavender honey, beef shortrib flatbread with horseradish and bacon, patatas bravas, lamb meatballs with truffle oil and pea shoots, and cocktails named after Pedro Almodóvar movies. We went to the art museum and I got to see my favorite room there (Cy Twombly) and Tessa got to see one of her favorites (Marcel Duchamp), made penny wishes in fountains, discussed how Medieval artists seem to portray Jesus with more ribs than people really have, and looked at armor. We rocked out to show tunes at a gay piano bar and Tessa killed it with “Where or When.” [ed. note: "killed it" is kind of Rebecca to say, but it was fun. - T.]
So much fun, in fact, that we couldn’t possibly stop to write about young adult literature. But never fear—we’ll be back on Wednesday with more YA lit than you can shake a stick at! (Also, while we were at the museum we were pretending that we were the kids in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and that we were going to be locked in the museum. Tessa would touch the Brancusi statues and I would climb on the armored horse.)
Posted by Rebecca on August 27, 2012
One of the supreme joys in life is making lists. (But not bucket lists, ugh). If you come to our homepage and look to the right (and down a bit) you’ll see that we’ve added a list of some of the blogs we like to look at. They can be roughly divided into blogs of authors and author/illustrators and blogs about books. I still dig picture books and am a huge fan of comics/graphic novels/art in general, and I tried to represent that.
And fascinating things like Rookie Magazine get their own category, “Other Awesomeness”.
LEGUMES! photo by flickr user Ex-Smith
If you hover over each title you’ll see a short description of the content of the sites. I think 99% of these are on my personal Google Reader and they’re one of the reasons that I have so many books I want to read. (Damn you, Stacked and A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy in particular. And Bookshelves of Doom.) (I mean, thank you.)
One of the best things about having a blog is interacting with likeminded bloggers, and, scarily and wonderfully, being in close contact with the creators of art and words that are thoroughly transportative and thrilling. Although I admit that Rebecca is so much better at Twitter than I am.
So here’s our tip of the collective hat to you, INTERNET. I’ll see you around. Tomorrow.
Posted by tessabarber on May 23, 2012