Deliciously Dahl on a Whacked-out Wednesday

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I’ve been very, very good, and haven’t spat or swore or cursed Secret Agent Man’s name (in the last hour) so I want one of THESE!! Isn’t my half birthday coming up soon!? The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is selling these to raise awareness of frequently ‘challenged’ books. Imagine sporting a bracelet covered with YA and kidlit titles and starting some deep conversations with strangers! Sweet! We READ banned books! And we’re proud of it!(Via A Fuse #8.)

Also, via Big A little a – and cheers to Seren for the reminder – it’s Roald Dahl Day! I am, of course, going to recite Revolting Rhymes aloud all day:

The animal I really dig,
Above all others is the pig.
Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
Pigs are courteous. However,
Now and then, to break this rule,
One meets a pig who is a fool…

Man, is this the day for fun stuff, or what? Thankfully, the Universe is making up for it having been a rough week thus far. Via Big A little a, over at Journey-Woman, you’re invited to name your #1 fave antagonist in the kidlitosphere HERE. Check out all the others — from The Grinch to Count Olaf, there are myriad ‘evildoers’ we love to hate. And hey — there’s maybe some coffee in it for you. A $25 gift certificate! Now you know you need to join.

Those who are super-jazzed about Stephanie Meyer’s vampire trilogy (and you know who you are, Benicia! I’m number SIXTEEN on the holds list at the library, thank-you) will want to head on over to YA Books Central for the Meyer INTERVIEW! Whoo! Everything you wanted to know about Meyer as a writer, and maybe even some hints about Book 3!

Wear your clothes backwards all day, levitate your enemies, speak unintelligibly, and generally have a great Dahl day. It’s Wednesday! Things can only get better. Theoretically.

About the author

tanita s. davis is a writer and avid reader who prefers books to most things in the world, including people. That's ...pretty much it, she's very boring and she can't even tell jokes. She is, however, the author of nine books, including Serena Says, Partly Cloudy, Go Figure, Henri Weldon, and the Coretta Scott King honored Mare's War. Look for her new MG, The Science of Friendship in 1/2024 from Katherine Tegen Books.


  1. Thanks for the link! Feel free to add more bad guys to the list — remember, each one is an extra slip in the pot for that drawing!

    Fun blog you’ve got here! I am adding it to my regular reading list.


  2. Ooh! I just finished reading Twilight yesterday. Looking forward to more.

    And I used to LOVE Revolting Rhymes. Wish I could find my copy. The one I had had illustrations by Quentin Blake, who I completely associate with Roald Dahl.

  3. hello, i’m carolyn forsman, the designer of the bracelets. you can get them on my site and we are rushing them for banned books week. also at the NYPL store on 42 st and ask you local library store too. thanks. the ALA OIF is not selling them directly anymore; instead they are on the ALA online Store. They are sold out of the Adult titles buthave the young adult titles in small and large. Thanks!

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