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.