True story: I was talking with a friend about the books that we are reading to our respective six year old daughters. My daughter and I are reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He and his daughter were reading Charles Portis’s True Grit on the advice of a famous southern novelist (female) that he met at a wedding. That’s all I have by way of lead-in to this trailer for the Coen Brothers upcoming remake of the classic movie that starred John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn, who will now be played by The Dude.
Author (and pal of the blog) J. Todd Moye talks about his book Freedom Flyers with Emory University’s Brett Gadsden. Recorded at the Decatur Book Festival.
Anyone hear of this philanthropic organization? “MILK+BOOKIES is a non-profit organization that teaches young children how great it feels to give back while celebrating the love of a good book.” Sounds like a great idea.
Next up in the e-book hype cycle? “The trough of disillusionment.”
Writing professor sends e-mail to all of her former students letting them know how much better her current students/MFA program are.
The New York Times reports on a new stage play, “Gatz”, that is a seven-hour reading of The Great Gatsby. It is not “strictly speaking, a staged reading of “The Great Gatsby,” even though every one of the book’s 47,000 words is pronounced onstage. Neither is it a dramatic adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. It’s more a dramatization of the act of reading itself — of what happens when you immerse yourself in a book.” Somebody go check this out and get back to us.