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♥ The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing is now accepting for submissions (until June 3rd - so Aussies, get cracking!).
♥ Random House is having a pretty awesome book trailer contest, the Teen Book Video Awards, open to those still in school (unfortunately it has now been over five years since I left high school - wow I feel old - so all you young 'uns go enter for me).
♥ So far I've read 1 out of the 4 Books to Read Before You Die list on The Book Lantern, and will definitely have to add the others to my to-read pile.
♥ Oh mah gawd - I love this post from Cracked If Classic Movies Were Remade By Michael Bay (or if you hate clicking through slides like me, ONTD has the full list).
♥ Check out Gala Darling's list of 33 Movies to Watch When You're Sad, Glum or Bummed Out. My personal choices are Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Clueless and Grease (but I would also include what is definitely lacking from the list, my ultimate cinematic comforter - John Hughes films!!! Or Earth Girls are Easy).
♥ A surprising and beautiful letter from Iggy Pop to a fan. This really made my day earlier this week.
Video time: One of my favourite opening credits ever, from Adventures in Babysitting (sorry, the quality isn't great). I love this sequence!