This cartoon from foxboros cracked me up. In her own words, "me earlier as i sobbed to my friend shelby about the hunger games." (I love that she is wearing a Black Keys t-shirt, even if it does put "Howlin' for You" in my head all day.) I think I may be the only reader I know who will not be watching Hunger Games this weekend - not for a lack of desire, but rather a lack of babysitter...
Now, for linky things:
- I thought the question of whether or not John Green, author of Looking for Alaska, is a pornographer had been answered four years ago. Apparently, though, the good folks of Knox County want to revisit the issue. When are people going to get it that just because you don't want to read something, and do not want your kids to read it, does not mean that you can tell other people's children that they cannot read it either!
- Speaking of books being accused of pornographic, why don't we include Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game...what, huh? I mean, you can accuse Mr. Card himself of saying some fairly hateful things, but writing porn isn't something I think he's ever be accused of before! Yet, it is true: a Schofield Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave for reading from Ender's Game.
- Let's move to something less depressing, shall we? According to the Guardian, Phillip Pullman (an auto-buy in this household!) will be revisiting 50 0f his favorite Grimm Fairytales and "telling the best of the tales in [his] own voice!" I really cannot describe the sheer amount of awesome that sentence contains!
- Algonquin Books has seven e-books that will be on sale for only $1.99 until March 28th. A good deal if you are interested in the titles.
- The following Pie Chart displaying the division of YA Deals by Genre for the past year actually surprised me! I thought that the Paranormal category would be larger and the Contemporary much smaller. Kate Hart put this graph, and many others, together in this enlightening series of posts about YA Deals. (I was also shocked by the portion of single book deals vs. multi book deals - I thought the trilogies would outweigh everything else! (found via YA Highway)
That's it for this week!