Bookish links for Saturday, August 15, 2009

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Author links:

~ Michelle at GalleySmith has an interview with Kristin Harmel, author of Italian for Beginners.

~ Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, talks about how long it takes to go from book idea to publication.

Discussion starters:

~ J. Kaye knows how to get a great discussion going – Book Bloggers: Warm Community or Backstabbing B*tches?

~ Jackie at Farm Lane Books talks about The importance of honest book reviews.

~ Natalie at Book, Line, and Sinker asks How does your literary diet measure up?

~ Molly at My Cozy Book Nook asks about the distinction between contemporary fiction and literary fiction.

~ Amy at My Friend Amy talks about poor book marketing and giving others the freedom to read – or not read – whatever they choose.

Reading challenges:

~ Heidenkind is hosting the Art History Challenge.

Reviews that have me adding to my to-read list:

~ Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, reviewed at My Life in Not So Many Words.

~ The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles, reviewed at Booking Mama and Bermudaonion.

~ The Magicians by Lev Grossman, reviewed at Stephanie’s Written Word.

~ The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, reviewed at Life in the Thumb.

Giveaways:

~ Win Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner at 5 Minutes for Books.

~ Win The White Queen by Philippa Gregory at A Circle of Books and Melody’s Reading Corner.

~ Win Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich at Bookstack.

~ Win The Traitor’s Wife and Hugh and Bess by Susan Higginbotham at Book Addiction.

~ Win A Better View of Paradise by Randy Sue Coburn at You’ve Gotta Read This.

~ Peeking Between the Pages has lots of giveaways currently going on: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, Truth or Dare and All That Glitters by Nicole O’Dell, and Dams, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta.

Other bookish links:

~ There’s no smell on the shelves of cyberspace: buying books online vs. in a bookshop.

~ Nominate and Vote for the 101 Best Fantasy Books at A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf.

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14 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, August 15, 2009

  1. This has been a great week for discussions – I don’t think I have seen so many good ones in one week before!

    I really want to read The Magicians too!
    .-= Jackie (Farm Lane Books)´s last blog ..The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam – Lauren Liebenberg =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Jackie – I admit to being a total Harry Potter fan-girl, so when I heard The Magicians described as HP for grown-ups, I got very excited!

  2. Kathy says:

    You found some great posts! Thanks for the link to my review.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: Inglourious Basterds =-.

  3. Darlene says:

    Thanks for including mine Carrie. Good luck! By the way I’m late mailing The Local News but it’s coming…
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..Guest Post & Giveaway with Amanda Grange, Author of Mr. Darcy, Vampyre =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Dar – No problem – I know how that goes. I have had some wins that were mailed by the publisher that took a couple months, so I don’t get impatient anymore. 🙂

  4. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I always like reading your link list. I’m off to see Carrie Ryan’s post because I just reviewed her book.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Awards! Creative Rock ‘n’ Roll =-.

  5. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I left a comment on here earlier…did it disappear in moderation land? Oh well, I will comment again. I was just going to say that the discussions at Jackie’s blog were pretty intense. Then Simon @ Savidge Reads published a post telling us that he got slammed for his punctuation! Sheesh, people! I made the critical error of replying to Simon that the punctuation police need to get a life, then said police sent ME an e-mail assuring me they DID have a life. I just shake my head! The drama! The controversy!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Did Not Finish: The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan (audio) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I know – there has been a lot of drama in book blogging land lately. I received an ugly comment on my review of Wings, but I didn’t even have to defend myself – my blogging friends did it for me. The ugliness gets very old, though.

  6. These are great links! Thanks for pulling them together!
    .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Review of “Twenty Boy Summer” by Sarah Ockler =-.

  7. Melody says:

    I so wanted to read Shiver! And I’ve The Seamstress in my pile! September will be a good month for me because a few books which I want will be released then!
    .-= Melody´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melody – my poor list is just growing so fast I’ll never read them all!