- The surviving members of Monty Python are set to make a new film entitled Absolutely Anything, and Robin Williams will be joinging the cast. (Okay, I realize that this bit of news is only tangetially related to book news in that Terry Jones has written some books - one of which I'll be talking about in a few weeks, but...MONTY PYTHON! ROBIN WILLIAMS! NEW MOVIE!!!) Ahem.
- Some of the quotes on this list of 10 Shakespeare Quotes you Use Every Day suprised me. (via Wendy of The Midnight Garden)
- This list of Rescue Etiquette from Mark Twain is just hillarious. (Short answer: Fiancées first, Mothers-in-Law last.)
Their delightful thank you:
“Thank you so much for all your support.
We needed Universal to be a good sport.
We are the changers, the changers that say,
“Thank you so much on this glorious day!
You helped us a ton,” we needed to say,
“We couldn’t have done it any other way.”
- Even being a fan of Sherlock, I had no idea that the #BelieveinSherlock Movement had gone quite so far. I particularly liked this bit of Emily's explanation, "The resonance that Sherlock’s apparent departure has with fans across the globe should perhaps not be surprising at all: when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “The Final Problem” with every intent of killing off his most famous creation, fans wore black armbands to mark his passing and sent angry letters to the author. And that was over a century ago. Today, the power of the internet has ensured a wildfire of protest and a groundswell of love and support." (via tor)
- This letter from Roald Dahl to a fan is beautiful. (And the following one from Jessica Morley, Age 6, had me snorting with laughter.) (via The Guardian)
- Stacked had an interesting post about when we fail to do our part to get the books we love nominated for awards. I had no idea the nomination process was open to the public - shame on me, and I will do better next year.
- John Green's The Fault in Our Stars has been optioned to Fox 2000. I have mixed feelings about this - love the book but not sure how it can be made into a movie that doesn't just turn to cheese. (via bookshelves of doom)
- StoryLine Online has videos of actors, such as Betty White, reading children's books. Some are absolutely adorable. (via Apartment Therapy)