I'm sorry to report that I have yet to detail the exciting events of last week in written form, but I'll do so soon on my personal blog, I promise. In the meantime, please to enjoy this selection of links for your reading amusement.
A technical-writer friend pointed out this article telling the truth about writers. Oh noes, now the secret's out! The only thing missing is the gratuitous bathroom and coffee breaks.
We had a great time interviewing Kazu Kibuishi for the Summer Blog Blast Tour a couple of years ago; for a more recent conversation with Kazu, cruise over to GraphicNovelReporter.com. When you're done reading that, for a little bonus comics love, check out their list of Top 10 Movies Based on Comics and see if you agree. (My quick take: Kudos on including Persepolis, but I'm curious why Sin City wasn't included--though I haven't seen that yet.)
If your misspent youth is becoming an ever more distant memory (unless you're like me and write YA fiction and spend some excruciating moments reliving it), you may remember the movie Labyrinth. Another friend tipped me off to this interesting feminist interpretation of the movie. I kind of want to watch it again now, though I'm afraid it will have lost some of the luster it had when I first saw it around age 9-ish.
Hey writers! October 20 is the National Day on Writing, and Kidlitosphere folks are invited to contribute their experiences with A Lifetime of Reading to Franki and Mary Lee's gallery. Check out A Year of Reading for more info.
A new (to me, anyway) blog on PW about speculative fiction, called Genreville. Yay!
Reading is Fundamental's Book a Brighter Future project with Macy's is coming to an end tomorrow, August 31, so if you're a shopper, go shop and donate.
Lastly, for a tour around the Kidlitosphere, check out the latest Carnival of Children's Literature over at In Need of Chocolate. And that's it for me for today. More book reviews a-comin' sometime this week.