a. j. burnett

Cozy Comfy Fantasy* Booklist


Sometimes you need the book equivalent of a big blanket. Is there a name for the subgenre “sort of quiet books revolving around the home, chores, farming, old-school witchery or a connection with/knowledge of nature; with a strong, small-scale sense of place?” Anyone know what I mean? Please contribute with reblogs if you have any recommendations!

Monica Furlong, Wise Child and Juniper

Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising

Christine Morton-Shaw, The Riddles of Epsilon

M.T. Anderson, The Game of Sunken Places

Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle, House of Many Ways, Dark Lord of Derkholm

Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Coraline

Terry Pratchett’s Witches subseries of the Discworld series, especially Carpe Jugulum and The Wee Free Men

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter, especially 1-3

Shigeru Mizuki, Nonnonba

Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


VA-195 Dambusters was assigned to Carrier Air Group 19 (CVG-19) for a deployment to the Korean War from 21 March to 03 November 1952. The “special weapon” was a 454 kg (1000 lb) bomb with a kitchen sink attached.

The idea came up when the squadron’s executive officer LCDR M.K. Dennis remarked during a meeting with the press: “We dropped everything on them (the North Koreans) but a kitchen sink.”

Royal J. Deland, ADC, and J. Burnett, ADC, then produced a bomb with a kitchen sink attached. The commanding Admiral was not pleased by this and would not allow to drop the bomb for a week. 

However, press coverage in the United States obviously led to the dropping of this bomb in August 1952 on Pyongyang by Lt.(jg) Carl B. Austin.