Friday, July 03, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

"Your Lupins or your life!"

Okay, it was a BUSY week in the world of books...

Writing Humor Part I - Sia McKye’s Thoughts

Longest Book Titles- Jane’s Ride

from Babbling About Books, and More-
Bad Author Behavior - Alice Hoffman
Interview with Sourcebooks Publicist Paul Samuelson - Interview

Store’s experience with Expresso Book Machine – Southern Review of Books

Structuring Our Life article – thanks, Lynn! - The Literary Lynnch Pen

From Carolyn Howard-Johnson – a new service! - Sharing with Writers

Advice on Conferences from Helen Ginger's Straight From Hel - How to Choose & More to Schmoozing

Advice for publishers (and authors!) - School Library Journal

Generating more Traffic for Your Blog- By: Penny Sansevieri - Isnare Article
And a free tag generator- EGM Strategy

And is your blog feed on FaceBook? Mine is! - Spunk On A Stick’s Tips on FaceBook


News of the Weird...

This is news of the wild!
This is for all the vanilla 'popular' bands out there -
Europe's prog-rock band, Nightwish, has over 25.6 MILLION hits on their YouTube video for Amaranth:



Yes, that's 25.6 MILLION views!!!!! Gotta be a music industry record...



MOVIE REVIEWS

Watched quite a few in the past week...

TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE FALLEN - B
Leave your brain at the door and just enjoy the eye candy!

ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS - B+
"Buck" and the baby T--Rexes steal the show - and the 3D is amazing! (And I am a total junkie for this series...)

HORTON HEARS A WHO - C+
NetFlix rental. Dr. Seuss is weird enough and the movie tries to make it weirder...

RIFF TRACKS: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE - B+
Officially one of the most awful movies ever made - and the only way to watch it is with Riff Tracks from the guys who gave us Mystery Science Theater 3000!

And the photo of the day:



God Bless America!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

11 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for all the great links! Can't wait to go through them this weekend.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

How can it be Friday again already? I’ve enjoyed the links you provide each week and look forward to checking these out as well. Thanks once again for including mine. Wishing you a happy Fouth.

JaneKennedySutton

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks for the links. I love Fridays on your blog. There's always good stuff. Loved the video. I was so intent on watching the video, I didn't pay much attention to the music!

Helen
Straight From Hel

Marvin D Wilson said...

Wow - power packed post, Diane! Hey I have my blog posting on facebook too. Pretty cool. Reminds me - are we friends over there yet? Gonna go & check. :)

The Old Silly

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad everyone enjoys the Friday post - it's my favorite one as well. I've never had to scrap to find good articles, either, and this week it was overload!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Thanks for the info, Diane. I especially like the Esspreso Book Machine thingy. I’m wondering if that’s going to change the future of book marketing, selling, and publishing Happy Fourth!

Best regards, Galen
Imagineering Fiction Blog
P.S. Ice Age guys are cool, too.

Karen Walker said...

Hi Diane,
Great info. Love the flag photo.Happy 4th. I'm looking forward to a few days away from the computer.
Blessings,
karen walker

Nancy J. Parra said...

Great links! Thanks for this- I'm off to do some good reading.

Happy 4th!!

Donna M. McDine said...

Can't say enough for all the fantastic links. Hope you are well and enjoy your 4th of July.

Regards,
Donna
Children’s Author
Write What Inspires You Blog
Donna M. McDine’s Website

Mayra Calvani said...

Where do you always find such wonderful links? I'm off to checking them one by one!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mayra, I just find them all week long and save them for Fridays! Just too much good stuff out there.