Bookish links for Saturday, October 10, 2009


Author info:

~ Kathy at Bermudaonion has a chat with Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian and The Swan Thieves.

~ Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty has a guest post by Shilpa Agarwal, author of Haunting Bombay.

Discussion starters:

~ Lost in Books: Reading – It’s an Actual Activity

~ Divinest Sense: Genre Confusion (or: it’s okay to write YA!)

~ A High and Hidden Place: Readathon – Let’s Talk Strategy!

~ Lots of discussions about the FTC’s new guidelines for bloggers: Interview with the FTC’s Richard Cleland, FTC FAQ for Book Bloggers, FTC Clarifies Blogger Guidelines.

Book lists:

~ Bookstore People: The Top Ten Books to Read With Your Teenaged Son.

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

~ Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal, reviewed by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty.

~ A Match for Mary Bennet by Eucharista Ward, reviewed by Serena at Savvy, Verse, and Wit.

~ According to Jane by Marilyn Brant, reviewed by Kristi at Books and Needlepoint.

~ I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This!

Reading Challenges:

~ There’s not one, but two challenges going on for YA dystopian fiction: The YA-Dystopian Reading Challenge and DystopYA.


~ Win The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton at Books and Needlepoint.

~ Win The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview at Bloody Bad.

~ Win The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food.

~ Win The Widow’s War by Mary Mackey at Booking Mama.

~ Win Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Win The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger at At Home With Books and Devourer of Books.

~ Win Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross at A Bookshelf Monstrosity – open internationally.

~ Win The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent at A Circle of Books. This is a fantastic historical novel – you definitely want to enter this one!

~ Win The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold at Jo-Jo Loves to Read and My Life in Not So Many Words.

~ Win Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell at Eclectic Book Lover.

~ Win a set of Bookmark Pens at Stacy’s Books – open internationally, and hurry, it ends tonight.

~ Win The Tudor Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York by Margaret Campbell Barnes at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time.

~ Win one of four books at Rhapsody in Books.

~ Win According to Jane by Marilyn Brant at Stephanie’s Written Word – open internationally.

Sorry this is so late – hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!

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16 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, October 10, 2009

  1. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway 🙂

    Love this post…it’s like the best of all things book blogs. I always catch a few things I missed and discover a new blog or two.
    .-= Amanda (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)´s last blog ..Southern Festival of Books =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Amanda – you’re welcome – and I’m glad you found some stuff to catch up on!

  2. Belle
    Twitter: msbookish

    I love this links post of yours. The discussion posts this week look really good!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Chris Grabenstein and the John Ceepak Novels =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Belle – the book blog world is definitely abuzz with the new FTC regs, that’s for sure.

  3. Kristi says:

    Hi Carrie!

    Thanks for the shoutout about my giveaway and also my review! I love to see that people are reading!
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday/In My Mailbox 10-12-2009 =-.

  4. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I agree with Amanda, I do love this post. I don’t always comment, but I appreciate it because I sometimes miss something good! Is it wrong that I’ve gotten frustrated with the FTC crap and am now ignoring anything else that is written about it?
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..The Sunday Salon: The heat is on =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – no, that’s not wrong at all – I’m a bit frustrated myself. Hoping that the line I added to my review policy about my Amazon links and then continuing to disclose the source of each book I review will be enough to put me in compliance.

  5. Andreea says:

    Thanks for the links:) I will check them out!

  6. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I couldn’t resist Bart’s challenge either!
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Reading Attitudes: Challenge or Fun? =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Beth – at least it’s not a huge commitment – I can handle adding a small challenge. I think. 🙂

  7. I really enjoyed Kathy’s chat with Elizabeth Kostova. I can’t wait to read her new book this next year. I haven’t decided it I’ll break my “no buying in hardcover unless it’s cheaper than the paperback will be” rule.

    All the FTC talk has been interesting. I haven’t brought it up on my blog, but I’ve been following the various discussions around the blogosphere.

    Thanks for linking my guest post with Shilpa Agarwal and my review of her book, Carrie!
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Short Story Sunday & Reading Challenge Wrap Up =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Wendy – I’m behind – I haven’t even read The Historian yet! And you’re welcome – thanks for writing such great reviews. 🙂

  8. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    Thanks for the mention. I really enjoyed that book! A Match for Mary Bennet is the closest to Austen’s style I’ve seen in a long time.
    .-= Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)´s last blog ..When You Went Away by Michael Baron =-.