John Bemelmans-Marciano continued the Madeline series his grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans started.  Unfortunately I don’t think the new series quite holds up to the originals. The images are brighter and seem cleaner as well, though the new style does a good job of imitating the originals it isn’t quite right, regardless of how much time was spent practising the imitation. I also found the rhymes to be a tad more clunky and the overall story less enjoyable. But that being said if these had of been released by Ludwig Bemelmans I may have been more lenient. It’s the problem that arises when a series continues after the original author dies, it is hard to say what might have been.

Images via Penguin and Kids Book Curator.

rory’s book list

Albom, Mitch “Tuesdays with Morrie”, 7.16
Allende, Isabel: Eva Luna 7.14
Andersen, Hans Christian “The Little Match Girl” 1.1
Austen, Jane 1.8

The Art of War
Beckett, Samuel 6.5
Bemelmans, Ludwig: Madeline 7.7
Beowulf 6.10
Bhagavad Gita 2.18
Blume, Judy 1.8 Deenie
Bronte, Charlotte 1.8
Bronte, Emily Wurthering Heights 4.5
Brown, Dan “The DaVinci Code” 5.2. 6.18
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett 1.16
Butler, Judith: Gender Trouble 7.14
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood 7.1
Carrol, Lewis “Alice in Wonderland” 1.2, 2.4
Chaucer 4.22
Cleary, Beverly Deenie 6.11
Clinton, Hilary It takes a Village 6.11
Crane, Stephen the red badge of courage
Dante 1.11
Dante, Inferno 2.22
Deepak Chopra 5.2
Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist 2.5
Dickens, Charles Oliver Twist 6.8
Dos Pasos 6.8
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan 7.13
Drew, Nancy 1.17
Ellis, Bret Easton: Less than Zero 5.9
Erdrich, Louise “Love Medicine” 7.17
Faber, Michael “The Crimson Petal & the White” 4.17
Faludi, Susan
Faulkner 2.7
Field, Syd 6.17
Fierstein, Harvey 1.13
Flaubert, Gustave “Madame Bovary” 1.1, 2.11
Friedman, Milton: A Monetary History of the United States 7.13
Gallo, Donald R. “Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers ”
Gibbons, Edwards “The decline & Fall of the Roman Empire” 5.5

Ginsberg, Alan “Howl”
Gogol, Nikolai “Dead Souls” 3.3
Grafton, Sue R is for Ricochet, S is for Silence 7.11
Hathaway, Katharine Butler “The Little Locksmith” 2.19
Hellman, Lillian “The Children’s Hour”
Hemingway 6.8
Homer 1.11
Hornby, Nick “High Fidelity”
Inconvenient Truth, An 7.8
Irving, Washington 2.10
Jacqueline, Susann “Valley of the Dolls” 1.5
James, Henry “Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller” 5.1
James, Henry “The Art of fiction” 1.18
Janowitz, Tama 7.8
Johnson, Crockett Harold & the Purple Crayon
Johnson, Samuel 7.5
Johnson, Spencer “Who Moved my Cheese” 2.4
Joyce, James “Finnegans Wake” 1.5
Kafka 4.22, 6.8
Keene, Carolyn “Nancy Dres Mysteries” 2.11
Keller, Helen 7.3
King, Stephen “Carrie” 1.13, “Christine” 1.16, “Cujo” 2.1, “The Shining” 1.2, 2.10. 1.1
Kundera, Milan 7.21
Lebowitz, Fran 7.8
Lee, Harper “To Kill a Mockingbird” 2.8, 3.4
Lewis, C.S The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe
Lewis, Sinclair 2.2
Lofting, Hugh “Dr. Dolittle” 2.18
Lord Byron 2.2
Macaulay, David Macaulay The New Way Things Work 6.20
Mad Magazine
McCarthy Cormac 7.1, 7.13
McCourt, Frank Angela’s Ashes 6.11
McInerney, John Jr. 7.18
McNeil, Legs “Please kill me: the uncensored oral history of
Melville 7.17
Menken, “Chrestomathy” 1.3
Meyer, Phillip “The Vanishing Newspaper” 7.15
Miller, Henry 7.3
Mitchell, Margaret “Gone with the wind” 2.11
Mojo 2.5
Moliere’s Biography 2.8,3.15 Not the actual title just too lazy to find it
Musil, Robert 6.8
Norton Anthologies 7.9
Page Six
Plath, Sylvia “The Unabridged Journals of Syliva Plath” 1.12
Powell, Dawn “Selected Letters of Dawn Powell” 2.15
Proust, Marcel “Swan’s Way” 1.11
punk” 2.19
Rilke, Ranier Maria “Letters to a Young Poet” 2.15
Robert, Henry, Robert’s Rules of Order 6.14
Rodgers, Mary “Freaky Friday” 1.6
The Rough Guide to Europe
Rowling, J.K. “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire” 1.2
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter 6.20
Salinger, J.D. “Franny & Zooey” 2.15
Satire, Jean-Paul 1.5
Sexton, Anne 2.7
Shakespeare 1.11
Sherman, William T. 2.17
Sobol, Donald “Encyclopedia Brown”
Steinbeck 6.11
Stephen, King Cujo 4.5
Steves, Rick Europe Through the Back Door
SunTzu “Art of War” 3.5
Tan, Amy “The Joy Luck Club’ 2.10
Tan, Amy “The Joy Luck Club’ 2.10, 7.2
Thompson, Emma Nanny McPhee 6.17
Thomspon, Hunter 1.8
Tolstoy 6.8, 7.5
Twain, Mark “Huckleberry Finn” 1.1, 7.20
Voltaire “Candide” 2.18
Wharton, Edith 1.6
White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web 6.17, 7.3
Whitman, Walt 1.11
Wiggin, Kate Douglas “Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm” 2.21
Wodehouse, P.G. 5.5
Yeats, William Butler 7.16

Retrobulbar lymphoma associated with a ballistic foreign body in a cat.

Retrobulbar lymphoma associated with a ballistic foreign body in a cat.

J Small Anim Pract. 2015 Aug 20;

Authors: Robat C, Bemelmans I, Marescaux L

A seven-year-old domestic shorthair cat, adopted 5 years previously with a corneal perforation of the left eye, was presented for investigation of a left orbital mass. Computed tomography revealed a metallic foreign body within a contrast-enhancing, heterogeneous orbital mass. Large cell lymphoma was diagnosed from a fine needle aspirate. The cat staged negatively and was treated with l-asparaginase, prednisolone and three fractions of radiation therapy. A rapid clinical remission was obtained and the cat remained in remission for 3 years after therapy. This is the first report of large cell lymphoma likely occurring secondary to a foreign body.

PMID: 26290463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

via pubmed: lymphoma daily

vex-verlain asked:

Let me help you procrastinate a lot? Top threes: #17, #19, #36, #46, #48, #74, #79, #81, #86.

You know better than anyone that I don’t really need the help, but thank you for indulging me.

17: Top 3 OTPs
Swan Queen from Once Upon A Time. (I hate myself.)
Hawke/Isabela from Dragon Age 2.
Mulder and Scully from The X-Files.

19: Top 3 characteristics you love about yourself
Being really into language/words.

36: Top 3 books from your childhood
Just 3? Cruel! How about 3 picture books:
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
Corduroy, by Don Freeman
And 3 novels:
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

46: Top 3 fanfictions you’ve read
Mmm, okay, of things I’ve experienced just as a reader:
The End of All Things, by Telanu
these strange steps, by thememoriesfire
Who Needs Shelter, by deemn
(Yes, I’m extremely biased toward my friends’ writing, but also, I make friends with amazing writers, so come at me.)

48: Top 3 fears
Being abandoned.
Looking stupid.

74: Top 3 Cities you want to see
Los Angeles, probably? Or maybe New Orleans, in this spot. There are a lot of cities.

79: Top 3 things you miss about being a kid
Not giving a fuck about what was in my food.
Having the structure in my life given to me, instead of having to create/find it.
The ability to be regarded as “precocious.”

81: Top 3 lies you were told
That I deserved it.
That he’d come in 14 weeks.
That demonic possession was very real and something I needed to seriously worry about.

86: Top 3 things you wish you had known earlier
OH my god, that I was gay.
That a big life isn’t necessarily the best life.
And, okay, this is cheating, but everything in my favorite bit from Infinite Jest:

That, perversely, it is often more fun to want something than to have it. That if you do something nice for somebody, in secret, anonymously, without letting the person you did it for know it was you or anybody else know what it was you did or in any way or form trying to get credit for it, it’s almost its own form of intoxicating buzz.
That anonymous generosity, too, can be abused.
That having sex with someone you do not care for feels lonelier than not having sex in the first place, afterward.
That it is permissible to want.
That everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everybody else. That this isn’t necessarily perverse.
That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.
That God–unless you’re Charlton Heston, or unhinged, or both–speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God.
That God might regard the issue of whether you believe there’s a God or not as fairly low on his/her/its list of things s/he/it’s interested in re you.

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