I have been zipping through the TBR list, and am finally feeling like I may have achieved a sort of balance. So, on to the links...so many interesting things this week!
- Five Hundred New Fairytales, which were gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, were discovered locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany, after over 150 years. This is SO COOL! (via bookshelvesofdoom)
- This article from Tor on Mark Twain's unfinished novel, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among The Indians, was a lot fun (Twain was parodying James Fenimore Cooper, which I can completely get behind) as well as informative.
- Markus Zusak's The Book Thief will be made into a movie...I just, I...okay. I have reservations here. On the one hand, Downton Abbey's Brian Percival will be involved. On the other? So will Twilight's Karen Rosenfelt. And really? I just don't know that The Book Thief will be as powerful on film as it is in print. Serious Reservations!!!!
- Another article making me even more anti-Amazon.
- Word on the Water is a London bookbarge that "stops for two weeks at each mooring to sell books donated by the public and by charity bookshops."
- It seems like everyone is talking about The Lorax and the marketing choices that the film makers have made. (I am sure my previous posts make it pretty clear where I stand, but just in case there is any question: I'm not a fan of the The Lorax promoting consumerism in any way.)
- Since I've been a little down on books-turned-movie, here are some mostly positive comments authors have made about their novels being turned into books.
- Twenty-year-old Alex Rawlings, fluent in 11 languages, completely blows me away with this video displaying his talent: