Bookish links for Saturday, September 5, 2009


Author links:

~ 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.

~ Check out Neil Gaiman’s bookshelves.

Discussion starters:

~ Natalie at Book, Line, and Sinker asks about censoring comments.

~ Tasha at Heidenkind’s Hideaway explains why she doesn’t rate her reviews.

~ Kathy at Bermudaonion is thinking about community in the book blogosphere. So is The Boston Bibliophile.

~ Kristen at BookNAround talks about reading obligations.

~ Rebecca at Lost in books talks about blog post turn-ons and turn-offs.

~ J. Kaye talks about what she will and will not do to promote books.

Book clubs:

~ GalleySmith announced the new online book club, The Literary League. Their first pick is Suzanne Collins’s Catching Fire.

Reading challenges:

~ Andrea at The Little Bookworm is hosting the Much Ado About Shakespeare Challenge.

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.

~ Debbie is giving away three books in honor of her 1 Year Blogoversary.

~ 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 Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Booking Mama, Well-Mannered Frivolity, Book Addiction, and Caribousmom.

~ Win Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins at Booking Mama, Jenn’s Bookshelves, Pop Culture Junkie, Presenting Lenore, Reading Adventures, and The Story Siren.

~ 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 The Heretic’s Daughter by Michelle Moran at Books ‘N Border Collies and Jo-Jo Loves to Read.

~ Win a $10 Borders Gift Card at Lori’s Reading Corner.

~ Win an ARC of Fire by Kristin Cashore at Melissa’s Bookshelf.

~ Win The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik at Peeking Between the Pages and Wendi’s Book Corner.

Other bookish links:

~ New blog: The Art of American Book Covers.

~ 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.”

~ Voting has started at 101 of the Best Fantasy Books.

Blogging basics:

~ Natalie at Book, Line, and Sinker posted a Cheat Sheet: Basics of Stumbleupon, Technorati, and others.

~ Beth Fish asks Blogroll: Use It or Lose It?

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14 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, September 5, 2009

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    That post that J. Kaye did about her review policy was classic. I really need to develop one for myself these days…it is starting to get me in trouble!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Zombie Chickens for Caite =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – having a review policy doesn’t always guarantee that you don’t get weird requests – I get requests for reviews and author interviews from people who obviously do not read my policy at all. It’s still good to have one, then – I can refer to it when I tell them “no”. 🙂

  2. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    Great links this week..I love this feature!
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Summer Vacation Reading Challenge – Completed! =-.

  3. Kathy says:

    Wow, putting together a post like that is a lot of work! Thanks for the links to my blog!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Guest Post by Malena Lott =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – it helped that I was watching an episode of Private Practice on DVD while I did the post – makes it go faster. 🙂

  4. Great set of links! Thanks!
    .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Review of Whiskey Gulf by Clyde Ford =-.

  5. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Wow!!! Super collection of links (and thanks for the link to my review!). I missed some because I’m working on BBAW — so I’m especially happy to see where to visit.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..BBAW: What Can I Do Now? =-.

  6. CarrieK
    Twitter: booksandmovies

    Beth – glad it helped you keep caught up!

  7. As always, thanks for the links, Carrie! You help keep me up to date on the goings on of the book blogging community. Especially these days. I just can’t seem to keep up.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..TGIF: Random Fun. Not so Bookish Thoughts. Well, Mostly Not. =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      LF – I know – that’s how I was last week – I’m sure I missed some really great posts, but things were just too crazy!

  8. Melody says:

    Thanks for the links, Carrie!
    .-= Melody´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.