Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

April 30, 2010


*What makes bad writing bad and good writing good? That's what Vernon Lott wondered, after digging up some of his old poetry. It led him on a quest that resulted in the documentary Bad Writing. Watch the trailer here.

*Can you believe that Nancy Drew, that ever-youthful sleuth, just turned 80? To mark the occasion, GalleyCat talked to Nancy Drew expert Jennifer Fisher about the books' longevity, the Nancy Drew ghostwriters, and the fans. 

*Marilyn Monroe is the ultimate Hollywood icon, but we may soon appreciate her for her brains as much as for her beauty. A collection of her private writing is to be published in the fall, consisting of diary entries, poetry, recipes and general musings. The book is to be titled Fragments.

*The Guardian has a mock draft of George W. Bush's memoirs. It'll make you giggle...guiltily.

Also, just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter the Wish Her Safe at Home giveaway. More details here, the review here. Tomorrow is the last day to enter to win a copy of Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer - details here, review here. And Sunday is the last day to enter the Paranormal giveaway. Details here. I'm also giving away Girl in Translation, one of Oprah's "Books to Watch," via the Facebook fan page, and The Seven Year Bitch via Twitter. Both of those giveaways also end Sunday.


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