Bookish links for Saturday, May 30, 2009


Author links:

~ Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews has an interview with Gail Graham, author of the amazing Sea Changes.

~ Westport Public Library has a podcast of Laurie R. King discussing her Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series. Scroll down to May 2nd.

~ Judith R. Hendricks, author of The Laws of Harmony (which I loved) has a guest post at Caribousmom.

~ Girls Just Reading has an interview with Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Discussion starters:

~ Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews asks, “How long do you stick with a book that isn’t grabbing you?”

~ Angela Wilson has a great post for authors about responding to bad reviews.

~ Avis at She Reads and Reads says she wants to read some negative reviews. Good discussion in the post and the comments.

Book resources:

~ The other day on Twitter, I was asking how to find out where the “between the numbers” books in the Stephanie Plum series fit in, and Beth at Beth Fish Reads pointed me to two fantastic web sites: Fantastic Fiction and Stop, You’re Killing Me!.


~ BookChick reviews Evermore by Alyson Noel – and dubs it a one-night read. I’m definitely adding this one to my wish list.

~ Shelly at Write for a Reader has a review of Julianne Moore’s new children’s book Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.

Book lists:

~ Looking for some summer books? USA Today has a whole calendar full of suggested summer reading.

~ Real Simple also has a list of suggested summer reading.

~ Claire at Bookstore People has posted A List of the Best Classics You’ve (Probably) Never Read.


~ Toni at A Circle of Books is giving away three audiobook copies of Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

~ The bloggers at 5 Minutes for Books are giving away five copies of Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

~ Katrina at Callapidder Days is giving away five copies of The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly.

~ Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is giving away two copies of Sea Changes by Gail Graham. I loved this book – you should definitely enter.

~ Yvonne at Socrates’ Book Reviews is giving away five copies of The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos.

Other bookish news:

~ Jen at Devourer of Books has a post for all of us wishing we were at BEA this weekend: Not going to BEA this weekend? Feeling left out? We say: “No BEA? Books anyway!”

~ Kanye West, while on a book tour, promoting his book, says he’s no fan of books. Doesn’t that make you want to rush out and buy his book?

~ The Telegraph has a great column: We still believe in Sherlock Holmes, even in the age of DNA.

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3 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, May 30, 2009

  1. Claire says:

    Thanks for mentioning the list, Carrie! This is such a great resource.

  2. Thanks for mentioning my post, Carrie!

  3. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    You’re welcome, Avis.