It’s Denise Hamilton’s turn to critique John Leake’s ENTERING HADES and she likes the book a great deal.

John Updike on dinosaurs for the National Geographic? Of course it’s a must-read. (via)

The Sydney Morning Herald asks three questions of Ian Rankin.

Abby Frucht reminisces about Stanley Elkin’s teaching methods.

Jason Pinter vlogs.

A production of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Whatevers gets scuttled on account of that pesky original title.

Ted Kennedy will get $8 million from Twelve for his new book.

Mark Ruffalo joins the cast of the movie version of SHUTTER ISLAND.

Maxim Jakubowski looks at the links between writing and exercise.

Is “debut” author Caro Peacock really Gillian Linscott? Karen at Eurocrime makes a pretty good case.

The stories behind the stories
of some of the best-known novels.

And finally, it never ceases to amaze me about the cruelties inflicted by parents upon children.  Actually, cruelties is a serious understatement in this case.