"I tell everybody a little parable about the teaspoon brigades. Imagine a big seesaw. One end of the seesaw is on the ground because it has a big basket half full of rocks in it. The other end of the seesaw is up in the air because it's got a basket one-quarter full of sand. Some of us have teaspoons, and we are trying to fill it up. Most people are scoffing at us. They say, 'People like you have been trying for thousands of years, but it is leaking out of that basket as fast as you are putting it in. Our answer is that we are getting more people with teaspoons every day. And we believe that one of these days or years -- who knows� that basket of sand is going to be so full that you are going to see that whole seesaw going zoop! in the other direction. Then people are going to say, 'How did it happen so suddenly?' And we answer, 'Us and our little teaspoons over thousands of years.'
-'Uncle' Pete Seeger
- Current Mood: calm
Some of my recent favourites on the site:
Diversity in Fiction by Sarah Ockler:
Confessions of a First Time Author by Nan Marino:
Research in fiction by Jennifer Hubbard
And check out the author spotlights, interviews, and behind-the-book wonderfulness -- February was an amazing month for debuts!
Stacey Jay and YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME made a big splash in Mississippi. And Erin Dionne's MODELS DON'T EAT CHOCOLATE COOKIES was a huge hit at our local Scholastic Book Fair; it's also blowing up the blogosphere, big-time.
Amazon links provided for book descriptions; if you can, pick up the books at your local independent bookstore.
Booklist called it "Highly atmospheric, with pulse-pounding suspense and an elegiac ending." Pick it up at your local indie, online...anywhere. I've been too chicken to read it yet, but I'm going to crack it open today. When I'm not alone.
WOOOOOOOO! (of both the scary and the huzzah! variety.)