Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

July 02, 2010


*Harper Lee emerges from her famous silence to discuss - ducks?

*Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan is undergoing something of a reboot in order to appeal to "the Playstation generation." Tarzan is in his late teens, and Jane has an iPod. But how on earth will she charge it in the jungle?

*W.S. Merwin, 82, has been named the new Poet Laureate of the United States. This New York Times article details all his accomplishments and achievements, but the fact I most enjoyed learning? He lives on a former pineapple plantation atop a dormant volcano in Maui. That's got to be pretty conducive to writing beautiful poetry.

*"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss - a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil." Don't worry, that's not my attempt at writing - it's someone else's. And it's been deemed the world's worst sentence; a.k.a, winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Contest.

*In celeb memoir news, it was announced this week that tomes by Rob Lowe and Soleil Moon Frye will hit shelves in 2011. Yawn.


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