- In really excellent news, there may one day be a Sweet Valley High movie with Diablo Cody doing the writing (or something). What is there not to love about her promises to make it "glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses"? Me and my middle school self are down. Especially if Armie Hammer plays Elizabeth and Jessica; he does blonde twins so well. And now all I can't get the tv series theme song out of my head...Sweeeeeet Vallllley, Sweeet Valley, Swweeeeet VALLEY HIGH. Good luck getting this out of your head!
- Via the New York Times, this is a rather interesting article about how many parents of young children are eschewing e-Books in favor of print books for their children. Frankly, as a former children's librarian, I can't agree with them more; learning to read should be a physical, tactile experience. Interestingly, this great interview with a Candlewick publisher about the future of children's publishing came out this week too. Read them together, have a ponder.
- Need a laugh? I dare you to keep a straight face while watching this Time piece on romance novel covers. Particularly when the makeup artist describes getting the male model ready ("I had to wet him down, I had to lotion him, so there's a little bit of shine..."). Have I mentioned that I'm twelve?
- And now...onto something that qualifies for Case of the Terribles status, courtesy of Amazon reviewers and the eagle eyes over at the Publisher's Weekly PWxyz blog: The Worst Book Ever is 'Microwave for One.' Although, my favorite comment?
You keep it classy, ladykiller.