Friday, August 27, 2010

Mixed Bag #15

Good morning blogosphere! This week's Mixed Bag is slightly late and comes with a somewhat cold cup of coffee - I overslept and now feel rubbish. Anyway, here is my weekly collection of links for your perusal:

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♥ Today is the first day of the 2010 Melbourne Writers Festival! Hope everyone attending events has a fantastic time!

♥ Forbes lists the Highest Paid Authors (despite not releasing a new title in 2009, Stephenie Meyer still made $40 million dollars - due to royalties from the books, licensing and adaptation rights and the release of the Twilight film).

♥ Speaking of all things sparkly-vampire, the Hollywood Reporter claims that 'vampire-related entertainment' (which they describe as everything from movies, tv shows and books to clothing and porn) has generated $7 billion since the first Twilight film was released in 2008. WHAT?!?  

♥ One of the first reviews of the highly-anticipated Tomorrow When The War Began. I can't wait to see this next week!

♥ Fiona Wood of Six Impossible Things on Gah! Writing! from Simmone Howell's blog

♥ Megan of Literary Life has an excellent, in-depth interview with author Penni Russon here, here and here.

♥ The AV Club has rounded up their list of Non-Doomed Fictional Couples (yeah Eric and Tami Taylor!)

♥ The Film Yap tells us Why Kids Love Horror (I found this so interesting - as a child I was always interested in things that were creepy or a bit macabre).

♥ Interesting article about Princess Culture and what effect it's having on young girls

Happy Friday!


Jillian said...

Thanks for all of these, I do love literary links and sites!

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