~ Borders has a video interview with Suzanne Collins, in which she talks about The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Spoiler alert: if you haven’t read Catching Fire, some of the reader questions involve spoilers.
~ Amy has an interview with Ru Freeman, author of A Disobedient Girl.
~ Mishel at Mis(h)takes has an interview with Sang Pak, author of Wait Until Twilight.
~ Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty has an interview with Lisa Tucker, author of The Promised World.
~ Fyrefly has an interview with Mortimus Clay, author of The Purloined Boy. This is an especially fascinating interview, since the author is dead.
~ GalleySmith announced the new online book club, The Literary League. Their first pick is Suzanne Collins’s Catching Fire.
Reviews that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ Without a Map by Meredith Hall, reviewed by Deb at Book-Blog.
~ Bran Hambric: The Fairfield Curse by Kaleb Nation, reviewed at Beth Fish Reads. I’m making note of this one for my boys.
~ Reading in Bed by Sue Gee, reviewed at Bookgirl’s Nightstand.
~ Undercover by Beth Kephart, reviewed at Bermudaonion.
~ The Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry, reviewed at Kate’s Book Blog.
~ Win The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick at Booking Mama.
~ Win National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010 at Booking Mama.
~ Win The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry at Hey, Lady! Whatcha Readin’? (I loved this book – my review is coming up for a tour on the 17th.)
~ Win Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer at Bloody Bad.
~ For those of you with kids, I’m giving away a Passport to the World Membership from Ginger Kids on my personal/homeschooling blog – it’s a great online program that helps teach cooking and geography and multi-culturalism.
~ Win Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson and Ned Rust at Reading with Monie.
~ Win either Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, Fire by Kristin Cashore, or Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier at Queen of Happy Endings – open internationally.
~ Win Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell at Booking Mama.
~ Win Detectives Don’t Wear Seatbelts by Cici McNair at Books and Needlepoint.
~ Win The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison at Books and Needlepoint.
~ Win a $10 Borders Gift Card at Lori’s Reading Corner.
~ Win an ARC of Fire by Kristin Cashore at Melissa’s Bookshelf.
Other bookish links:
~ Save the Words: adopt a word that has been removed from the Oxford English Dictionary. I am now responsible for the word “volgivagant: pertaining to the common people.”