Some good links out in the blog-o-sphere. First, this weekend the Seattle PI did a piece on why all the summer blockbuster movies keep ruining your childhood memories. Oh, yeah, they are. People flocked to see that Transformers thing, but apparently not enough -- the people who produced the film are going bankrupt, and it's gotten "Meh" reviews from those who like plots to make sense.
Why do those silly people want to make a NOVEL version of Where The Wild Things Are? It's really unnecessary!! My one-word answer is "marketing," which is also synonymous with "the root of all evil."
Oh, HECK yeah! Liz reviews The Devil's Kiss at Tea Cozy, and it sounds like a SERIOUS winner. A butt-kicking heroine whose mother's name was Jamila, whose father is British, whose mother was Pakistani, and whose name, Bilqis, she shortens to "Billi." Add in Big Bads like werewolves and vampires, fighters like Templar Knights and Big Goods (maybe) like Archangels, and I know I will love this book. I want it NOW.
What A Girl Wants this month is discussing the Big Bads... the bloodsuckers. What's up with the girl-love on the ghouls? Find out what our brilliant panel of authors have to say. Oh, and you can look forward to a reprise of "What's up with the bimbo'd out superheroes, and why is there only one Wonder Woman?" I'm looking forward to THAT one.
Our favorite Toronto-an, CK, shows off her weekend at Toronto Island, where there's a sign that says, "Please, Walk on the Grass." A gorgeous little photo-essay. *sigh* Sunshine! Such a lovely thing. (It's sleeting here in sunny Glasgow, kids.)
In the realm of the freaky, here's two tidbits -- one, the ICKIEST commercial I've ever seen, via mental_floss. It's about how a kid feels when he's told he's getting a new member of the family. You'll cringe. And laugh. And then cringe some more.
Second little bit of freakiness comes in response to the repackaging of Wuthering Heights as "Bella & Edward's favorite book." Can I just say, "AAAAARRRRRRRRGH!!?!?"
Gotta hand it to them, though. That cover is dead on Twilight.
Man, do the marketing people think we're all such suckers? Srsly?
Oh, my STARS, you have got to run over to the 7-Imps. They're highlighting that gorgeous Michelle Book, Our Children Can Soar. It's a beautiful celebration of civil rights, and has a fabulous new painting of Ruby Bridges. It's lovely.
And on that uplifting note, good day to you!