About Howling Frog Books
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The name of my blog is taken from one of my all-time favorite books, Daniel Pinkwater's The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror. The three friends -- Walter Galt, Winston Bongo, and Rat -- go to a scruffy old mall to look for a guru, and find a bookstore:
to Howling Frog — Books of the Weird,” the fat bald guy said. “I am
Howling Frog, the owner, general manager, clerk, stock boy, and janitor —
and this is my good friend and spiritual guide, the Honorable Lama
The guy's name was Howling Frog! Never in all my life had I heard such a neat name....
“Books of the Weird is the bookstore in which you can find those books you never dreamed of finding, books you never knew existed. I have books about unheard-of places, seldom visited and practically unknown. I have books dealing with miraculous events and strange occurrences. I have books on obscure topics, such as knot-worship in fifteenth-century Switzerland, and how to tell a person’s character by the shapes of his ears..."
I recommend that you read many Pinkwater books at the first opportunity.
Hi there! I'm Esther from the blog Chapter Adventures. We were paired together for the 2016 Comment Challenge (for August). You are participating, right?ReplyDelete
I'm making the sign up post for today (the deadline is the 31st) and I wanted to check with you first just in case. Let me know ;)
Hi Esther! Yep, I am; I'm just out of town at the moment. Will get back to you asap.ReplyDelete