Here’s some interesting bookish links:
Kirkus 2010 Best Books for Children and Teens I have sadly read only a very few of these books. But should I ever run out of things to read, this will be a good place to start.
A Screenwriter’s Hogwarts Decade I had no idea that the same person had been the screenwriter for all but one of the Harry Potter movies. And I also had no idea how closely JK Rowling had been involved with the movies.
James Frey’s Fiction Factory and James Frey’s Next Act which combine to paint a horrific picture. Liz B has an excellent roundup of related links over on A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy. It’s not so much *what* he’s doing as *how* he’s doing it that’s the problem. That contract is BAD.
The Bookseller Who Doesn’t Read Novels He clearly cares about the business and is working very hard to make it succeed, so I’ll just cringe mildly and move on.
My bright idea: English is on the up but one day will die out Language nerd alert! He makes good points, and I think he might have a case. But we won’t live long enough to see if he is right or not. C’est la vie.
The Book Collection That Devoured My Life No comment.