Thursday, September 14, 2006
I think I have finished my "Mouse" bibliography. It's 79 pages long and contains children's books that have a mouse, mice or rat as the protaganist. I know there are titles that I have missed, and some I excluded-like all of the Mickey Mouse titles on purpose. I don't know why I didn't include Mickey, I like Mickey and his wife Minnie. Did they ever get hitched? I had a huge meltdown when I got to books about Mickey and I just didn't include them. I will more than likely go back and include them, because I want to stop feeling guilt about it and I also want to be as thorough and accurate as I can. And if you are old enought to remember you may recognize those two cuties above-that's Pixie and Dixie of course.
I think anyone that compiles a bibliography has that nagging feeling, that doubt, that SOMETHING IS MISSING.
I have now decided to start compiling another bibliography again on children's literature, but the subject is jazz. The impetus for this is Wynton Marsalis' book on jazz Jazz ABZ and also the book Celia Cruz: Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers. I'm not so sure Ms. Cruz was a jazz singer, but she sure was amazing.
If anyone can think of any titles please let me know.
"I don't like the sound of all those lists he's making - it's like taking too many notes at school; you feel you've achieved something when you haven't." Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle, 1948