Bookish links for Saturday, May 16, 2009


Essay Reading Challenge:

~ Kim at Bookstore People has completed her Essay Readng Challenge. Be sure to check out her post – she’s read a wide variety of essays that have given me some authors to add to my to-read list.

Children’s Book Week:

~ Shelly at Write for a Reader has had lots of great posts this week in honor of Children’s Book Week: giveaways, author guest posts, and tons of reviews. The giveaway links are in her right sidebar, so check them out.


~ Jen at Devourer of Books reviews Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy. I love the cover of this book!

~ Nicole at Linus’s Blanket reviews Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Sounds like a book full of wonderful stories!

~ Beth at Beth Fish Reads reviews This One is Mine by Maria Semple. I’ve had this one on my wish list for a while.

Book lists:

~ Stephen King has listed his suggested summer reads at Entertainment Weekly. He suggests everything from Dickens to Jodi Picoult.


~ Win a copy of Best Intentions by Emily Listfield at Popin’s Lair. The book blog world is buzzing about this one – I would really like to get my hands on a copy!

~ J. Kaye always has a ton of giveaways – scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the button that says Current Giveaways.

~ Jenn is giving away over 20 of her favorite books in honor of her 200th post!

~ Carol is giving away a copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson.

~ Amy has a big giveaway in honor of Asian Heritage Month. She’s also giving away The Lost Child by John Hart.

~ Kelly at The Novel Bookworm is giving away a book a day in May!

~ Lisa at Books on the Brain is giving away three copies of Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos – another fabulous read!

~ A Reader’s Respite is giving away a copy of The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. I loved this book – so make sure and enter so you can read it, too!

~ S. Krishna is giving away a copy of Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti.

~ You can win Made in the U.S.A. by Billie Letts at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Stephanie is giving away a copy of The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

~ Win Daphne DuMaurier’s Frenchman’s Creek at The Literate Housewife, Booking Mama, Peeking Between the Pages, and Reading Extravaganza.

~ Callapidder Days has a copy of Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser to give away.

~ Win a copy of The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams at Booking Mama, Reviewer X and Life in the Thumb.

~ Chartroose is holding a very generous giveaway in honor of Children’s Book Week: The Borrowers series by Mary Norton and the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

~ Win a copy of Anita Shreve’s Testimony at A Book Blogger’s Diary, Peeking Between the Pages, and Under the Boardwalk.

~ Lori is giving away a copy of Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham.

Author news:

~ Becky’s Book Reviews has an interview with Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. My library just ordered this one – and I’m first on the list! Can’t wait.

~ If you’re on Twitter, you’ll want to check out this list to find out which of your favorite authors are tweeting, too.

Movie links:

~ Watch the trailer for the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

~ Win Hotel for Dogs at 5 Minutes for Giveaways.

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6 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, May 16, 2009

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much for mentioning my giveaway!!

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    You always post the best links! I have The Forest of Hands and Teeth on my shelves now. I can’t wait to read it. Have a great weekend.

  3. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Stephanie – you’re welcome!

    Vasilly – I can’t wait to read it, either – everyone keeps saying how good it is!

  4. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    that’s a great list of links…thanks. This week is the last week to enter the giveaway for C.W. Gortner’s The last Queen

  5. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Serena – That’s the one thing I haven’t found time to do – to keep up with the giveaways that are still going on from previous weeks! I try to catch each new one as it comes up, though…

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