August 18, 2008

Monday Maunderings

I've been closely following Mitali's "Ten Questions," series, which is a list of ten critical questions she encourage readers or filmgoers to ask when they're consuming a story. The questions are really thought-provoking, and have to do with culture, reace and ethnicity, and some of the mind-blowing assumptions we make about them. Check out today's question, which is about accents. Hm...

College guy talks books: Higher Learning @ GuysLitWire.

Laurie Halse Anderson's Mom is doing awesome (Yay, Laurie's Mom!) and she shows off the UK and U.S. versions of her upcoming book, CHAINS. I'm voting for the U.S. -- the raised arms of the slave speak just volumes about struggle, the flag-touched birds, the sepia The UK one is pretty tame. And PINK! Lovely, but is that what the novel is about?

It's the anniversary of Sara Lewis Holmes, America's Child Bride. Twenty-four wha??? No. I don't believe that for a second. She honestly looks exactly the same. Go, look at that picture -- then wish her a happy!

Author Donna Gephart is over at Shrinking Violets talking book promotion. A few painless to work on PR!

Finally, the Bulwer-Lytton contest may be over, but the Henley Bodice Prize for Worst First Lines in a Romance is just beginning...

Happy Week!

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