Bookish links for Saturday, October 31, 2009


Author links:

~ Jo-Jo at Jo-Jo Loves to Read has a guest post by Teri Coyne, author of The Last Bridge.

~ Amy at Steele on Entertainment has an interview with Chris Bohjalian, author of Skeletons at the Feast.

~ Beth Kephart at Huffington Post: Do Book Bloggers Make a Difference?

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

~ The Rapture by Liz Jensen, reviewed by Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves.

~ Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman, reviewed by Carol at Carol’s Notebook.

~ Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian, reviewed by Amy at Steele Entertainment.

~ Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, reviewed by Kay at The Infinite Shelf.

Reading challenges:

~ Alyce at At Home With Books is hosting the Awesome Author Challenge 2010. I haven’t decided if I’ll join or not – I’ll be planning my 2010 reading challenges after NaNoWriMo.

~ Another one I’m considering is the Women Unbound Challenge.

~ And another one – Julie at Booking Mama is hosting The Shelf Discovery Challenge.


~ Win an audiobook version of A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve at A Circle of Books.

~ Win Pendragon’s Banner by Hellen Hollick at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Win The Sari Shop Window by Shobhan Bantwal at Mis(h)takes.

~ Win one of four YA books at Escape in a Book.

~ Win Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson at Savvy, Verse, & Wit.

~ Win Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman at My Life in Not So Many Words.

~ Win Angels by Chuck Fischer at Carol’s Notebook.

Other bookish links:

~ Vote for the best books of 2009 at GoodReads.

~ Online Universities has a list of 101 Book Blogs You Need to Read. Good stuff there – lots of bloggers from my blogroll and Google Reader and whose opinions and online friendships I value.

Blogging basics:

~ Debbie asks: Tweets, diggs, stumbles – what really counts?

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18 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, October 31, 2009

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I also saw a challenge where you read 10 books from “1000 Books to Read Before You Die”. Alyce was talking about it but I think it is sponsored by Bibliophile By the Sea. I will be full of challenges before January comes!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I know – on my list of things to do in December, along with wrapping up my challenges and reading lists for the year, is deciding which challenges I will take on. I can’t believe we’re that close to the end of the year already!

  2. Kathy says:

    Great links this week. I enjoyed reading Beth Kephart’s article at the Huffington Post.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – I did, too – nice to hear an author’s perspective on the FTC stuff.

  3. Julie P. says:

    Thanks for the challenge shout-out! Wasn’t Beth’s essay terrific?
    .-= Julie P.´s last blog ..Happy Halloween! =-.

  4. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Shelf Discovery and Women Unbound both look like great challenges.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Beth – I know – I can’t believe how many challenges there are going to be available for 2010!

  5. Alyce
    Twitter: athomewithbooks

    Thanks for linking to my challenge! I’m going to go read the article about book bloggers now.

  6. As always, great post this week! I love the weekly bookish links.
    .-= Amanda (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)´s last blog ..Interview 🙂 =-.

  7. Zia says:

    Thanks for posting my giveaway here. I appreciate it =)
    .-= Zia´s last blog ..RIP IV Reading Challenge Wrap Up =-.

  8. Debbie
    Twitter: debworldofbooks

    Thanks for the link to my post!
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Book Blogger’s New Discovery October 30 =-.

  9. Alita says:

    Thanks for putting together another great list of links! The Awesome Author challenge looks fun – I might have to join that one.
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Wrapping up October =-.