Bookish links for Saturday, November 7, 2009 (The “hey-hey, it’s my birthday!” edition)


Today is my birthday, and I’m looking forward to celebrating with my family tonight! And I plan to ignore the fact that I’m getting very close to 40.

Discussion starters:

~ Book Chick City talks about some of the recent backlash about bloggers and ARCs: Freeloaders? I Don’t Think So!

~ Natasha at Maw Books Blog asks questions about your reading habits and history.

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

~ The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, reviewed by Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?

Reading challenges:

There are new reading challenges for 2010 going up every day! I plan to host two of my own and will be posting about them soon – probably after NaNoWriMo. I’ll also be deciding which challenges to jump into!

~ Jackie at Literary Escapism is hosting the New Author Challenge 2010.

~ Lurv A La Mode is hosting The Year of the Historical.

~ Samantha at Bookworms and Tea Lovers is hosting Reading Western Europe.

~ Amy and Deborah are hosting the Christy Awards Challenge.

~ J.T. Oldfield at Bibliofreak wants to know if anyone is interested in a World Religions Reading Challenge.

~ Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews hosts the 18th and 19th Century Women Writers Reading Challenge. She’s also hosting the Celebrate the Author Challenge.

~ Tena at Crazy Book Slut is hosting the Once Upon a Time Reading Challenge.


~ I’m giving away three copies of The Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay.

~ Rebecca from Lost in Books is giving away a bunch of books in honor of her birthday.

~ Win While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky at Steele on Entertainment.

~ Win The Gate House by Nelson DeMille at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Win The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams at Eclectic/Eccentric.

~ Win The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness at Adventures of Cecilia Bedelia.

~ Win The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff at Bibliophile By the Sea.

~ Win one of four books from Alyce at At Home With Books – including Fire by Kristin Cashore and The Maze Runner by James Dashner, two of my favorite reads of 2009.

Other bookish links:

~ Amazon has announced their Best of 2009.

~ Be sure and sign up for the Book Blogger Holiday Swap!

~ When making your holiday shopping list, be sure to consult the Buy Books for the Holidays Blog.

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31 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, November 7, 2009 (The “hey-hey, it’s my birthday!” edition)

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Busy week for the new challenges! Since this is my first year of blogging, I had no idea that the mania started so early. I knew about the onslaught in January, but at this point I think I’m in big trouble!

    Happy Birthday to you by the way! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..How about a game of BINGO! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I like that they’re coming out early, so I can have everything decided before January 1st. Of course, I’ll probably completely over-extend myself again. 🙂 And thanks for the birthday wishes. 🙂

  2. missy says:

    Happy Birthday Carrie! Have a great day!

  3. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422

    Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy it and spend time doing things you enjoy. Thanks for linking to my giveaway, very awesome of you.
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..Trisha on TV: An Ode to Shows I Miss =-.

  4. Zia says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope it’s a wonderful day!
    .-= Zia´s last blog ..Spellbinder – A Review =-.

  5. robin of my two blessings
    Twitter: robnmccormack

    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday, Dear Carrie.
    Happy Birthday to You.

    Celebrate. I’ll be turning fabulous 50 in a couple weeks. Enjoyed my fine 40’s greatly. You will too. Look forward with joy.
    .-= robin of my two blessings´s last blog ..Blew up my blog. =-.

  6. Alita says:

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day 🙂
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Soundtrack Saturdays – The Truth About Stacey =-.

  7. Katy says:

    Happy Birthday! Great wrapup for the week. Interesting reading.
    .-= Katy´s last blog ..What My Child is Reading – November 7 =-.

  8. Bonnie says:

    Happy birthday!

  9. heidenkind says:

    Happy birthday!!!!
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..We’re Having a Heat Wave, a Tropical Heat Wave =-.

  10. Florinda
    Twitter: florinda_3rs

    Nice links this week! And it’s a little late in the day, but Happy Birthday – hope you’re making it a Birthday Weekend!
    .-= Florinda´s last blog ..Week-End Review, 11-6 – Friday On My Mind =-.

  11. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the link to the Book Chick City post. I really enjoyed what she had to say!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Sunday Salon – Excuses Edition =-.

  12. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: All-of-a-Kind Family =-.

  13. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    Hope you had a great birthday!
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..BTT: It’s All About Them =-.

  14. Michael OCD says:


    The Mrs. and I celebrated our 12th Anniversary on November 7!!
    .-= Michael OCD´s last blog ..Lord of the Lowly =-.

  15. Happy belated birthday, Carrie! Are you going to host the Essay Challenge again next year?
    .-= avisannschild´s last blog ..Similar covers: Sepia couples (take 2) =-.