Friday, March 23, 2012

Morning Coffee (3/23/12)

Happy Friday! I had a dream about ordering a really exciting omelet, and then woke up and had no omelet, so I am sad.

Italian town outlaws death. Ha. Speaking of "adorable European laws," there's something going on in England with a pasty tax, and for all I know it could be a really serious issue, but the concept is cracking me up.

More adorable British people: Stephen Fry and Ian McKellan (who are both in the Hobbit movie) are paying the licensing fee so an old pub called The Hobbit can keep its name.

Is TV paying too much attention to fans?

Would you like to see Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean? Of course you would.

I really need to read The Secret History.

YA Rebecca retelling set at a boarding school? Yes, PLEASE.

Speaking of, Sarah Rees Brennan's got another hilarious Gothic retelling.

An adult Tom and Huck with a supernatural element? Um . . . wait, WHAT?

If I were casting a character based on Bill Clinton, Ciaran Hinds would not be my first thought, but I'm still really excited about this.

1 comment:

  1. I have three copies of The Secret History - a signed edition, a first edition, and the copy I actually read. It was one of my first gifts to my husband. We still refer to it sometimes as in "if we had a daughter, I'd want her to have some Camilla in her" and "They can't make a movie, because clearly Henry is a young Fred Gywnn and Bunny is a young Phillip Seymour-Hoffman."