Now and Venn: Part 2

January 29th, 2010 by

Guess what happens when I have a lot of spare index cards, markers, and a circular stencil? That’s right, folks! I’ll be continuing my crazed overlapping circle drawings today:

Fun Owl Fact: Their eyeballs are fixed in their sockets, which is why they've evolved to be able to turn their heads all the way around.

Fun Owl Fact: Their eyeballs are fixed in their sockets, which is why they've evolved to be able to turn their heads all the way around.

 

I probably thought of this because of D (above). *Hooo... Hoooo...*

I probably thought of this because of D (above). *Hooo... Hoooo...*

 

Uh, let's not dwell on the reverse roles.  It's sad.

It's not just the difference in species of bird (swans and pheasants)... Pick up the books and find out!

 

And magic, of course. Hagrid is also much less delicate with his pink umbrella.

And magic, of course. Hagrid is also much less delicate with his pink umbrella.

 

The main characters being Bone and Squirrel -- not to be confused with an actual bone and squirrel.  Hey! Bone and RIBsy... Darn, I wish I caught that earlier.

The main characters being Bone and Squirrel -- not to be confused with an actual bone and squirrel. Hey! Bone and RIBsy... Darn, I wish I caught that earlier.

 

Submit your book Venn diagram in the comments!

— Nancy

Now and Venn

January 2nd, 2010 by

Even though I certainly have a particular taste for historical fiction, it’s impossible not to read other genres of books. How can you ignore the great selection out in the world?

But what I’ve come to notice is that even when two books seem wildly different from each other, there’s usually something surprising in common. Have you ever noticed any similarities between books that, well, would never be on the library shelf next to each other?

They both have a scary female villain with a secret agenda.

...a secret agenda, and wolf-like henchmen (or henchman-like wolves) at her beck and call.

Horse Crazy and The Two Towers both have horses.

Naturally, Aragorn would become club secretary.

Island of the Blue Dolphins and Anne of Green Gables both take place on an island.

Anne was pretty feisty, but wasn't capture-an-octopus-with-bare-hands-feisty.

Okay, I’m sure these books actually have a lot more in common, but if I listed all those things out, I wouldn’t get to make these super fun Venn diagrams!

Submit your book Venn diagram in the comments, and I’ll draw it for you (I know, drawing two circles that overlap is soooooo difficult.)

— Nancy


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