Booklicious: Friday Bookmarks

August 27, 2010


*Last week, the Guardian tested your knowledge of obscure vocabulary (you might remember that I fared poorly - very poorly). This week, the newspaper wants to know what you know about Ray Bradbury, who blew out 90 candles on his birthday cake this week. (I did a little better on this one, getting 4 out of 10. I admit, though, I haven't read a lot of his work.) 

*AbeBooks wants to know - how do you read in bed? 

*Investigators speculate that the trunk in which two mummified babies were found in a Los Angeles apartment building last week was the property of a relative of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie.

*In movie news I'm sure you've already heard, it was announced that Rooney Mara is to be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In movie news you may not have already heard, it was announced that Jim Carrey has signed on to star in an adaption of 1939 Newbery Honor book Mr. Popper's Penguins.

*Forbes just released its list of the top 10 highest-paid authors for the past year. They're pretty much who you'd expect. And with J.K. Rowling holding the bottom spot with $10 million in income, there are no starving artists in this crowd. 


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