Thursday, September 06, 2007

Short Bits

I've droned on and on here recently, so today I'll give everyone a break and just do some short bits.

I'm sure others have already posted about this, but it's only recently stuck in my mind that the SciFi Channel is doing a mini-series in December called Tin Man. Guess what that's about. I think I've read that the Tin Man is a former cop in this version. I will watch.

I'd never heard of the Mythopoeic Society before yesterday. It's a "non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature." It recently gave its award for children's literature to Catherine Fisher for Corbenic, one of my favorites from last year.

Heather Smith did a very interesting article for her Judging a Book by its Cover series at Bookslut on the new covers created by David Wiesner for The Chronicles of Narnia. (You've heard of Wiesner. He won the Caldecott Medal for Flotsam.) I enjoyed the article, and I don't even like The Chronicles of Narnia. Couldn't get past the first book.

Bookseller Chick has a discussion going on whether or not writers build readership with blogs.

Mitali Perkins is back from vacation. Two months in an RV. Woman, are you mad?


Blogger Sheila said...

Oh, good news on Corbenic. I loved that one, too, and this award seems like a good fit.

8:08 PM  
Blogger gail said...

I don't know how well the book did out there in the world, so I was happy to see it receive an award.

I'm the guest reviewer at the Buy a Friend a Book Week site next month, and Corbenic is one of the three books I'm recommending.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Mitali Perkins said...

Beyond mad. Totally insane. But it's one of those experiences that becomes all misty in your maternal memory as you look back on it. You forget stuff like bathroom odors, clogged shower drains, and cleaning out dog hair from every nook and cranny. All you remember is your 14-year old son's sweet, sleepy smile as you exit the RV to walk the dogs every morning.

11:19 PM  
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