Monday, September 19, 2011
*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.