Big Wins For Rowling and Winnie. These Crazy Kids Should Hook-Up.
Interesting. Apparently J.K. Rowling has just become Britain's Greatest Living Writer. Good good. I don't agree, but I like her stuff. Plus it seriously pissed off Bookslut's blog. Bookslut, by and large, hates anything even slightly Harry Potter related, so little news related items like this serve a greater purpose.
In other poll news, Winnie-the-Pooh has been declared England's favourite ( in their wacked-out British spelling) animal character. He just beat Paddington, Baloo, and Rupert (the English like their bears), as well as Black Beauty, Peter Rabbit, Toad (from The Wind In the Willows), and an oddly misspelled Aslan called "Ashlan" in the article. I'd inform Winnie of his win but he's become utterly intolerable lately. Keeps insisting I refer to him as Mr. Saunders, or some such nonsense. Calls me, "The Help" to his friends. And I'm not even gonna go INTO the kind of honey he prefers. Let's just say that if it isn't from a specific county in Vermont, he'll have nothing to do with it. Silly old bear.