Yes, I know. I know. I should have posted this yesterday. This week I choose to blame my children, who are on school holidays and quite unreasonably wanted me to spend some time with them. We went out for the afternoon and saw Night at the Museum 2 at the local family cinema at Boolaroo, where I smothered my writing guilt in hot buttered popcorn.
Now that I’ve made my excuses, on to all things bookish from the past week…
Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book Where the Wild Things Are will be released as a feature film in October 2009. The We Love You So blog has all the latest information and links related to the movie including these Wild Things vinyl figures.
A 300-page YA novel version of Where the Wild Things Are titled The Wild Things written by David Eggers will be released on 1st October. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how I feel about that. I’m not quite sure how it will work as a novel, but then again I am not known for embracing innovation and change, as my recent Vegemite debate with Meredith demonstrated. What do you think?
Amy at My Friend Amy has announced the second annual Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, which will run from 14 to 18 September 2009. If you have a book blog, make sure you register at the BBAW website. You can also follow @BBAW on Twitter and/or use a #BBAW hashtag in your tweets.
Amy has provided a comprehensive nomination form where you can vote for your favourite book blogs into a huge range of categories. This is a great way of acknowledging some of the awesome bloggers that are out there highlighting some amazing books and authors. Set aside some time to fill in the BBAW nomination form before nominations close on 15th August 2009.
Michelle at Galleysmith has launched a Literary Road Trip and is inviting bloggers to highlight and promote authors from a specific state. You can add a comment to put your name down for a particular state and then link to your Literary Road Trip posts at the Literary Road Trip home post. I’ve put my hand up to cover New South Wales, Australia. I’ve already written two reviews and will post a Literary Road Trip summary post soon.
Cindy at Cindy’s Love of Books is hosting a Books Bought Meme that I am going to start taking part in. I am hoping that forcing myself to admit just how many books I buy in public will help me to curb my book buying impulses. Stay tuned for my first Books Bought confession post…
Fave Book Blogs this week:
This week I’ve decided to list some of my favourite Australian book/writer blogs:
- Persnickety Snark
- Book Thingo
- Book Chook
- Reactions to Reading
- Tania McCartney
- Miscellaneous Mum
- Black Dogs Books