"Is Ricky influential? I'll think about that the next time he's wrestled me to the ground to squeeze my head."
… is that they got Karl Pilkington to write the piece about why Ricky is so influential. Here’s my favorite excerpt:
Me calling Ricky, 48, influential would be like Einstein’s mam calling Einstein a genius. I doubt she ever did. I bet she just said she was proud of him but wished he’d comb his hair.
Karl Pilkington – Unintentionally funniest man on the planet.
BTW – Congratulations to Suzanne Collins for making the list this year. In my opinion, her Hunger Games books
set the bar in young adult fiction.
Stephen King, a vocal critic of Stephenie Meyer, has actually found common ground with the woman who didn’t write a series of vampire books (C’mon, those were not vampires. Vampires can’t go out in the sun. They have fangs. They can’t get near garlic… I digress) The two mega-author-gazillionaires agree that Catching Fire (the Hunger Games sequel) by Suzanne Collins is an excellent book. I was actually at BEA where Collins was doing a signing and giving out free Advanced Reader Copies (ARC), but I couldn’t make it to the signing. I could have thrown my blogger weight around with the publisher, but they would have laughed at me. They may have even held me down and given me a red belly. Who needs that? I’m sure I can find a copy somewhere. I smart. I can do things…Anyway, the book trailer has been released, and it is cool!