Dear Bookworm Reader,

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  I’m busy, busy, busy on a project but we’ll be back up and running the week of May 24th.

Thank you,

Bookworm Avra


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Amanda Feder is 24 years old and doesn’t know how to ride a bike.  She thinks this lack of skills is holding her back and affecting her dating life, so finally after all this time, she is facing her demons and learning how to ride.  Check out this quirky, funny trailer for the documentary she’s making about her brave journey to two-wheeled competency.

Will Amanda take off the training wheels?  Will she become so confident that she learns to ride a unicycle?  And more importantly, will she hook up with that super-cute boy from the trailer?  We’ll have to wait until December 2010 to find out.  I can’t wait.

Read more about the project here.

Okay, they’re not magic.  But they’re still pretty cool.  I thought they were a myth until I saw them myself.  Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto has long been home to generations of albino squirrels.  There’s only a couple of them and for some reason it’s kinda exciting the first time you lay eyes on one of the white squirrels yourself,  usually because some other person has stopped in their tracks to stare at them.  They are quite famous in the ‘hood. Their images adorn t-shirts and bags, there’s even a cafe at Queen and Gore Vale named after them, White Squirrel Coffee.  I discovered this beautiful photographic series of my squirrelly neighbours by Michael Werner called The White Squirrel Way.  You can see more of his series here.

Arhh! My sword is huge!!

It’s hump day.  Neither here nor there.  How ’bout a diversion to amuse you and get you through the day?

Good Show Sir is a collection of only the worst sci fi/fantasy book covers.  So bad they’re awesome.

Naked guy fights guy with tail. Plus a snake.

A wizard fights a dragon. Of course he does.

And a naked lady rides a dragonfly

The Brooklyn Museum has this wicked awesome 20′ pinata shaped like Andy Warhol’s head on display.  At the Brooklyn Ball, held at the museum on April 22nd art lovers will be able to bash Andy’s head open and enjoy the edible bits that fall out. Oh, Mr Warhol your fifteen minutes are nearly up and we can’t wait to devour your delicious, delicious, brains (insert additional joke about art lovers being zombies?).