My week in books (#8)

My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging.

Firs up, I saw a new trailer and a clip from the upcoming film about American poet Allen Ginsberg, Kill Your Darlings. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ginsberg. You can see the trailer here, and the first clip here.

A lot of people are heading back to school this week, and to mark the occasion Penguin have done a list of literary teacher and pupil mash-ups, which is here.

Penguin was inspired to do its list by Roald Dahl Day, which is on September 13. You can find out more here about a live webcast hosted by Michael Rosen to celebrate the occasion.

If you’re looking for a literary inspired/pop culture gift for someone, then there’s an artist on Etsy, Karen Hallion, who has done some gorgeous notecards where she puts the TARDIS from Doctor Who into various fairytale scenarios. Here‘s the Snow White one, and you can see the full collection here.

Who best to give advice on how to write than a group of professional writers? Instead of asking writers to give a lecture, Wolford College asked a bunch of authors to write their advice on their hands. I adore this, and you can see all the images here.

The February 2014 Quick Reads list has been announced, and you can find it here. Quick Reads is a project to reach adults who don’t usually read by introducing them to short, sharp fiction.

And finally, this Vine shows how anitcipated Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam has been. It made me laugh. Don’t worry, no one was hurt in the making of the video.

What have you found this week? Let me know in the comments.

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