Could it be a movie?: Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton, a librarian working in the public library of a Michigan resort town, is followed home by a cat one day. Unable to get rid of her little shadow, she decides to take him in, and she names him Eddie. Eddie’s got an adventurous spirit, and on the first day that Minnie is set to operate her library’s new bookmobile, the cat decides to … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Lending a Paw by Laurie Cass

Could it be a movie?: Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss was published by MTV Books in 2011. I bought this book a few years ago when I was given a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas and have just now gotten around to reading it! So goes the life of a book collector and frequent library user — so much to read, so little time. Since I’ve finally taken … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Ordinary Beauty by Laura Weiss

Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which TMP reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at two stories from a 1979 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “Early Warning” Who wrote it?: John Gloag Where does it appear?: January 1979 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Plot: A … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 2)

Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)

Welcome to “Could it be a movie?,” a segment in which TMP reads stuff and tells you whether or not the written materials would make good movies. In this installment, we look at two stories from a 1977 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. “The Rescue of Professor Parkinson” Who wrote it?: William Bankier Where does it appear?: October 1977 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery … Continue reading Could it be a movie?: Stories from Ellery Queen’s (Part 1)