Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Links

*Quite often I stare, gaping, at the cover of a book and wonder "How the F do you pronounce the author's name?" Obviously I'm not alone in this because Buzzfeed have collated a list of some of the more difficult author names (think: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche) and listed the popular incorrect attempts and the actual way to pronounce their names. No more do I need to mumble when I try to suggest Chuck Palahniuk, Chinua Achebe and Matt Groening (Simpsons creator) to friends!

*The greatest typo of all time? Hard to spot, definitely zoom in the give this a read and see if you can find it.

*Roald Dahl, one of my most beloved authors, used to write in the sweetest little hut at the back of his garden. His family is currently engaged in a massive campaign to relocate the beautiful little writing retreat to the Roald Dahl Museum (AGHH I didn't even know this existed!).

*This is for all you anti-teaparty zombie fans out there! A computer game where "teaparty zombies must die!" I haven't played yet (I can sense the amount of procrastination it'd cause) but I'll be catching up come November!!

*An interesting post about the glamour of writing by Aus author Damon Young.  

*Book sculptures are cropping up mysteriously in Scotland! If you don't usually click any of my links I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend that you click this one. A sweet, creative and interesting story.


  1. The Roald Dahl thing has caused a bit of a stir in the papers over here- They were moaning about Sophie Dahl wanting to raise 1/2 a million to restore it when 1) She's rich, and 2) Everyone else is poor. To be honest, I thought that was pretty grumpy of the paper I read, and, you know, it's all of our responsibility to retain Dahl's heritage, regardless of whether his descendants are rich, because, you know, what if they weren't?

    Sorry. That was long. But I like a good moan!



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