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A Penguin a Week
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Karyn Reeves collects Penguin paperbacks. She reads and reviews a Penguin a week. She also blogs about Penguins (such as the elusive green Penguins) and showcases classic Penguin book covers. Nonfiction fans may want to check out her list of Pelicans - or visit the Pelican Project at Things Magazine (previously).
posted by kristi (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I hope Penguin's distinctiveness doesn't get lost now that they've been bought.
posted by Apropos of Something at 9:13 AM on October 30, 2012


In another example of my fine ability to misread things, I saw "Keanu Reeves" and thought, Boy, this actually does boost my interest level in whatever scholocky film he'll be in next.

Karyn Reeves.

KARYN.

Sorry Karyn.
posted by WidgetAlley at 9:18 AM on October 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Keanu Reeves reviewing different species of Antarctic penguins would be the most precious thing.
posted by Apocryphon at 9:23 AM on October 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


She reads and reviews a Penguin a week.

Rather than making us wade through them in reverse chronological order, she should offer a link that takes us to a random Penguin.
posted by Egg Shen at 9:25 AM on October 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


She ... reviews a Penguin a week.

1st October
Emperor Penguin
Classic penguin shape and colouring, but a bit large for my tastes. Babies very cute though. 4/5

7th October
Little Penguin
No marks for original name, that's for sure. Lives in burrows, which is cool, but overall looks a bit unfinished. 2/5

14th October
King Penguin
Soft of a smaller, cooler Emperor Penguin (as you might expect from the name). Great colouring and babies look like Chewbacca. 5/5
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:25 AM on October 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


I had such high hopes for her blog about the elusive Green Penguin. 'Cuz it would be really cool to see a penguin that wasn't mostly black and white. But alas, it turns out to be about more books.

The Green Penguin would also make a good name for a superhero.
posted by Longtime Listener at 9:40 AM on October 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Rather than making us wade through them in reverse chronological order, she should offer a link that takes us to a random Penguin.

I don't see a random link, but if you scroll down halfway, there's a sidebar listing "Penguins read and discussed," so you can jump to any that look interesting.
posted by kristi at 9:41 AM on October 30, 2012


Keanu Reeves reviewing different species of Antarctic penguins

Emperor Penguin.

Whoa.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:45 AM on October 30, 2012


Keanu Reeves reviewing different species of Antarctic penguins

Guano. Lots of guano.
posted by phl at 9:58 AM on October 30, 2012


My friends find my fear and worry of penguins amusing. I do not. I find their lack of fear troubling. Penguins should be feared, they should be observed, and all of us should be prepared.

- They're always well dressed.
- Those 'tuxedos'. It's as if they know something we do not.
- And while I applaud the male Emperor penguin for upending gender norms, there's still something very asshole-like about a mother who just says: "Fuck off, I'm on vacation, here's the kid—you deal with it."
- The way they walk. Fuck that. Fuck them.
- They smell bad.
- They have been known to rise up against people and attempt to steal their babies.

So no to this. No to penguins. NO TO PENGUINS!!!
posted by Fizz at 9:59 AM on October 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fizz: "So no to this. No to penguins. NO TO PENGUINS!!!"

Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had. -- Linus Torvalds
posted by jgaiser at 10:10 AM on October 30, 2012


Keanu? These aren't the neognaths you're looking for...
posted by Wordshore at 10:21 AM on October 30, 2012


The Green Penguin would also make a good name for a superhero.

Green Penguin vs Aquaman!

Guano. Lots of guano.

<keanu>Guan-whoa!</keanu>
posted by zippy at 10:22 AM on October 30, 2012


Keanu Reeves reviewing different species of Antarctic penguins

Rockhopper Penguin

Totally Rocks!
(air guitar)
posted by mcstayinskool at 10:24 AM on October 30, 2012


Very nice. I’m inspired to follow her lead...
posted by bongo_x at 11:13 AM on October 30, 2012


29 October
Macaroni Penguin
Does not taste as advertised. 2/5
posted by Sys Rq at 12:18 PM on October 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is it just me, or don't you wish that the newly formed company would've been called Random Penguin or Random Penguin House instead of Penguin-Random House?
posted by scblackman at 3:18 PM on October 30, 2012


Suit yourself, I would have called it House of the Random Penguin and warned young people to stay away, knowing that now that it was forbidden they would take up reading in droves..
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 9:19 PM on October 30, 2012


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