- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
This one was a freebie that I received for signing up to Penguin’s Young Adult newsletter Between the Lines. Pretty rad eh? You can still sign up and receive a free book, but it is open to Australian residents only. Now, there’s a phrase you don’t see very often on book blogs!
This week at the very last minute I decided to buy a minipass for the Melbourne International Film Festival. I was a cinema studies student for five long years after all! Originally I had only planned to go to a couple of sessions, but that very quickly turned into a few more sessions and in the end it was cheaper to buy the pass. I’m going to see lots of documentaries, a couple of new films from old favourites and some films picked at random. It’s a great time of year to be in Melbourne, after the film festival ends it’s not long until the Bret Easton Ellis event, and then after that, the Melbourne Writer’s Festival begins! City of Literature? City of Awesome.
- William Kostakis takes on Alexandra Adornetto‘s recent “wah real boys pale in comparison to Edward Cullen wah” article. You must read this.
- I like this list of Books Behind Bars: The Best Prison Literature from AbeBooks.
- I am coveting the new collection of Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg’s correspondence (I’m thinking it will be my birthday present to myself!) and Janet Maslin gives us a nice summary of the letters and another book about the Beats due out soon.
- People have been sending in pictures of their piles of books to be read and reviewed.
- You probably saw this during the week, but it deserves another mention: One star Amazon reviews of Time’s 100 Best Novels from 1923.
- Marisa Meltzer asks: Where are the Darias in contemporary pop culture?
- The Definitive Mad Men Summer Reading List. Anyone who spoils the upcoming season four of the series for me will be on the receiving end of some very stern looks.
- Eight Literary Works That Deserve a Graphic Novel Treatment – is this the new film adaptation?
- Continuing with the previous item and the Beats, Ginsberg’s Howl has been adapted into a graphic novel version just in time for the release of the movie.
Image Credit: Good Friends (Berta and Capi) by Albert Edelfelt, 1882.