Need help identifying a book

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by JPark, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. JPark macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    Around the same time that Harry Potter 5 came out, I remember book stores using the opportunity to try to peddle a new series of books. The cover was blue I think and it had a picture in profile of a kid with pointy ears, moppy hair, and maybe yellow or golden eyes. The title was difficult to pronounce, but I think it started with an "L."

    Does this sound familiar to anyone? It's like when you get a melody stuck in your head but can't quite remember what song it goes to. Really irritating.
  2. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    I found this on Amazon. It's not my genre, so I can't be much help otherwise. Sometimes if you search book types on Amazon, it will give suggestions: "customers who bought this also bought..." If you play around with it you might be able to find what you're looking for.
  3. JPark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
    These are similar (in fact until this morning I thought they were all the same series) but not the ones I'm looking for. I went through all of Amazon's recommendations and it didn't come up. I'm starting to think it must have been a local author. Thanks for the help though.
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    A Series of Unfortunately Events by Lemony Snicket?
  5. iRachel macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2005
    The Soybean Captial of the World
    I was going to suggest Lemony Snicket as well - I remember the two series being on display together, at least at my local Borders.
  6. JPark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2006
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Book: Libris spp.
    Related to the more migratory Newspaper and Magazine groups, which see.

    As a species, usually seen with a complement of thin, flexible membranes, connected dorsally along one long edge, often with an outer coat of heavier material. The number of membranes can vary from 50 to 700; we postulate that number is a sign of advancing maturity. Some exceptionally ancient specimens have been recorded with over 1000 membranes, although these are rare. This outer coat is often brightly coloured, perhaps to attract mates, and occasionally exhibit seasonal variations. Found throughout North America, they seem to congregate at specific locations, where they can be found roosting together on platforms, often arranged vertically against walls. Their roosting habits seem to take the form of familial groups, within larger tribes where all members of a particular sub-species nest together on one platform. Oddly, depending on the nesting site, family groups of the identical varieties, may group themselves differently than other sites, but with a similar sort of rigid hierarchy. There is much study that could be done of this phenomenon... for example why some families self-identify as a "Fiction" tribe at one site, but as a "Clearance" tribe at another.

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