My Fusenews is taking a hit this week due to after-work busyness. Sorry about that. Hopefully it’ll be back on track after I go camping this week-end. In the meantime, chew on this stuff:
Author interviews illustrator. Linda Urban of A Crooked Kind of Perfect has interviewed the monumentally, perpetually, intellectually amazing illustrator Marla Frazee in a five part series. You can read number one here. Thanks to Cynsations for the link.
I’ve been avoiding blogging about Scholastic’s 39 Clues book/game/site/movie nuttiness because it doesn’t interest me much. Not my schtick. But I will blog about the recent appointment of a screenwriter of the film. According to Dark Horizons, "Jeff Nathanson (‘Catch Me If You Can,’ ‘The Terminal’) will pen the screenplay for the first film installment of ‘The 39 Clues’ for DreamWorks Pictures." Catch Me If You Can – good. The Terminal – BAD. I shall sit back and watch what unfolds.
You know you’re out of the loop when your husband informs you that Yahoo has an AP news article up over the fact that Ms. Twilight won’t be writing the next installment in her series because some of it got leaked. And to top it all off now my tongue is bleeding because of how tightly I’m biting it to keep from saying anything about this. Ouch.
From Cynopsis Kids:
British Actor Tim Roth has signed on to star in the Sky1 movie adaptation of Skellig , author David Almond’s young adult fantasy book of the same name, per Guardian.com . The movie, which will premiere first on Sky 1 and Sky1 HD in spring 2009 prior to being released theatrically, begins shooting in Cardiff this year. Skellig also stars Kelly MacDonald (No Country for Old Men) and John Simm (Doctor Who), as well as young actor Bill Milner (Son of Rambow).
And finally, this is kind of nice. Cheryl Rainfield nominated me for one of those Brilliante Weblog Promio Award type thingies. Ain’t it purdy? Apparently it comes with its own set of rules, though. Uh, let’s see here.
1. The award may be displayed on a winner’s blog. Check that.
2. Add a link to the person you received the award from. Yup. So far so good.
3. Nominate up to seven other blogs. Huh. I dunno. I mean, I don’t want them to feel obligated or anything. Howzabout just one other blog? I know! I’ll nominate one that doesn’t have anything to do with children’s literature at all. That’ll extend it outside our usual sphere (besides, picking and choosing amongst my favs is unpleasant). There’s this podcast I listen to that’s basically MST3K via podcast. Friendly blokes making fun of bad movies using a lot of profane language. Good stuff. I nominate The Flop House.
4. Add their links to your blog. Done and done.
5. Add a message to each person that you have passed the award on in the comments section of their blog. Sure! Why not? This was fun. But go check out Cheryl’s post to see who else in our own private sphere she did.
Thanks to Shaken & Stirred for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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