Bookish links for Saturday, October 3, 2009


Author info:

~ Alyssa at The Shady Glade has a guest post by Aprilynne Pike, author of Wings.

~ Blodeuedd at Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell has a guest post by Gail Carriger, author of Soulless.

~ Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty has a guest post by Michelle Moran, author of Cleopatra’s Daughter.

~ Beth Fish Reads has a guest post by Joy Preble, author of Dreaming Anastasia.

~ Capricious Reader has an interview with Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry.

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

~ Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, reviewed by Vasilly.

~ The Lives of the Artists by Giorgia Vasari, reviewed by Kim at Bookstore People.

~ Ice Land by Betsy Tobin, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books.


~ Win Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran at Book-a-rama – open internationally.

~ Win Strange but True America: Weird Tales From All 50 States by John Hafnor at Bibliofreak – open internationally.

~ Win The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger at Bermudaonion.

~ Win The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova at Books and Needlepoint.

~ Win Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell at Redlady’s Reading Room.

~ Win one of four books from Alyce in her October Bookshelf Cleaning Giveaway.

~ Win Transparency by Frances Hwang at Stacy’s Books – open internationally.

~ Win The Tudor Rose by Margaret Campbell Barnes at Devourer of Books.

~ Win The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Win The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview at A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf.

~ Win The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold at Rundpinne.

Other bookish links:

~ With Christmas coming up, I’m sure a lot of book-lovers are considering e-book readers. Kathy has a great review post contrasting the Kindle with the Sony Reader Pocket Edition.

~ This is a Halloween decoration that every book lover could proudly display.

~ Little Women and Werewolves? Please, no.

~ Hilarious Twilight spoof. (Rated PG-13)

~ Nominations are now open for the Cybils: The Children’s and Young Adult Blogger’s Literary Awards.

~ The only existing video footage of Anne Frank has been uploaded to YouTube.

Blogging basics:

~ Jackie at Farm Lane Books Blog has written a Beginner’s Guide to Joining the Book Blogging Community.

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18 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, October 3, 2009

  1. Kathy says:

    These posts are so much work. I appreciate the link to my post!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..SIBA Wrap-Up =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – These posts do take a while to do, but I’m usually watching TV with my hubby at the same time, so it goes quickly. 🙂

  2. molly says:

    I absolutely love the halloween decoration!
    .-= molly´s last blog ..Review: French Milk =-.

  3. Thank you for sharing the Anne Frank footage link. This gave me chills.
    .-= Amanda (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)´s last blog ..Banned Books Wrap-Up =-.

  4. Alyce
    Twitter: athomewithbooks

    Thanks for sharing the link to the Anne Frank footage. I hadn’t seen that before and it was really neat to see her. I had no idea such footage existed.
    .-= Alyce´s last blog ..September Wrap Up =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Alyce – I didn’t no about it either – until the Anne Frank Museum just released it. Pretty amazing.

  5. Belle
    Twitter: msbookish

    Thanks for posting the link to the Anne Frank clip. It’s really chilling, because everything looks so normal, like you would see in an old movie about the 40s – and then to remember what was to come.

    The Twilight spoof was great fun. Loved the remember your protection line.
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Saturday Thoughts =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Belle – you’re welcome. It is chilling, isn’t it? And the Twilight spoof was very funny

  6. heidenkind says:

    Good luck with Vasari’s Lives. =/ Actually… ALL RIGHT, I admit I enjoyed reading about Raphael and how he was killed by having sex with too many women; but it sounds much better in the retelling. Trust me.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Tasha – you didn’t like the book? or do you not like the fact/fiction combination?

  7. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I love that you always have something listed that I missed. Thanks so much. Little Women and Werewolves? ARGH
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Fall Read-a-Thon: Start Getting Ready =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Beth – I know! I mean the whole Austen and Zombies phenomenon is one thing, but Little Women is a beloved children’s novel! It’s a bit much.

  8. Kim
    Twitter: BookstoreK

    Thank you for the link! Loved the footage of Anne, it reminded me of the ABC movie “Anne Frank – The Whole Story” with Ben Kingsley, it spends the entire first third on life before hiding. It reminded me what a normal family the Franks were and what everyday lives everyone appeared to be leading, which makes it all the more frightening.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..The Top Ten Books to Read with Your Teenaged Son =-.

  9. blodeuedd says:

    Thanks for the pimp there 🙂
    .-= blodeuedd´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday – October 12th =-.