Academic Nook

[Academic Nook] And the freak shall inherit the earth: Random Thoughts on Living on the Borders by Professor Tuting Hernandez

And the freak shall inherit the earth: Random Thoughts on Living on the Borders by Professor Tuting Hernandez (Thank you Myra for reminding me that I am a walking freakshow) In the previous striptease or baring-a-part-of-the-soul-for-a-friend note I wrote for Gathering Books last time, about fractured fairy tales and growing up queer in rural Philippines (entitled […]

Featured Guests for Oddballs and Misfits Theme: An Oscar/Academy Award Winner, a Linguist, and an Artist

We are super excited to share our featured guests for March and April. Given our current bimonthly theme on Oddballs and Misfits, I thought that there could only be one possible featured storyteller, the Master of Surreal artwork in children’s lit, the quintessentially-peculiar and exceedingly-talented book artist himself: Featured Book Artist: Shaun Tan I have been wooing […]

Academic Nook: Reflections of a Cybils Poetry Judge

We are very happy to welcome our dearest blogging friend, Linda Baie, our featured Academic in Behind the Books. Since our current bimonthly theme celebrates all things CYBILS-related, we are happy that Linda has agreed to share with us a few of her own reflections as a Cybils 2nd Round Judge for the Poetry Category. A warm […]

A Warm Welcome to our Lovely Guests this January/February

We have just recently launched our Crazy about Cybils bimonthly theme and we are very excited to share with you two of our very special guests this January and February. Academic Nook We are very privileged to feature the amazing Linda Baie from Teacher Dance for our Academic Nook. Linda runs a wonderful, insightful, vibrant […]

Academic Nook: A Sampler of Polish Literature (and others)

I am very happy to share a psychologist friend’s piece about her favorite children’s books from when she was young and the more recent adult titles and authors that she has discovered. I met Marta in 2010 in a conference and it is with a measure of excitement that I share with you a taste […]