The Sunday Salon – November 22, 2009 (The “bookish-links-for-Saturday-on-Sunday-again” edition)

The Sunday

And here we have yet another week where my links post is going up on Sunday instead of Saturday. Sigh. I haven’t been blogging near as much, so you’d think I would be really rocking NaNoWriMo, right? Wrong. I’m so behind. Oh, well – here are the links I saved to share with you this week.


Author links:

~ JoAnn at Lakeside Musings talks about an evening with Geraldine Brooks.

~ Penguin has a list of authors and their gift lists of books – what they will give for the holidays, and what they would like to get. Includes Tana French, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sue Grafton, Stewart O’Nan, and many more.

~ Author Fiona Robyn is looking for bloggers to participate in a Blogsplash for her new novel, Thaw, that’s coming out in March.

Discussion starters:

~ Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog is talking about her blog commenting practices.

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

~ Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, reviewed by Michele at A Reader’s Respite.

~ The Inklings of Oxford by Harry Lee Poe and James Ray Veneman, reviewed by Carrie at 5 Minutes for Books.

~ Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent Van Gogh by Sheramy Bundrick, reviewed by Bonnie at Redlady’s Reading Room.

~ Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears, reviewed by Fleur Fisher.

Reading challenges:

~ MizB is hosting the Read Your Own Books Challenge.

~ Marg at Reading Adventures is hosting the Terry Pratchett 2010 Challenge.

~ J.T. is hosting the World Religion Challenge.

~ Becky is hosting the Young Readers Challenge and The A to Z Challenge.

~ Swapna is hosting the South Asian Authors Challenge.

~ Remember I said I was going to host another challenge in addition to the Essay Reading Challenge? My plan was to do a Gilmore Girls Challenge, but Shona at Shona’s Book Shelves beat me to it, so I’ll be joining her Rory Gilmore Books Project.

~ Care at Care’s Online Book Club is hosting the John Cusack Reading Challenge.

~ Bart at Bart’s Bookshelves is hosting the TwentyTen Challenge.

~ J. Kaye at J. Kaye’s Book Blog is hosting the 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge, the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge, and the 2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge.

~ Book Chick City is hosting Thriller and Suspense Challenge 2010.

~ Jenny at Jenny Loves to Read is hosting the 2010 Reading Resolutions Challenge.

~ And if you still don’t have enough challenges on your plate, check out A Novel Challenge – a blog that’s keeping track of the multitudes of challenges for book bloggers!


~ J.T. at Bibliofreak is giving away a Jane Austen action figure as part of an Everything Austen mini-challenge.

~ Win an audiobook edition of The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold at Books and Needlepoint.

~ Win Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ Win The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne at Bermudaonion.

Other bookish links:

~ Nicole at Linus’s Blanket posts about the Reading Wedge Pillow – this is going on my Christmas list!

~ Beth has a great post listing all the ways you can get involved in the blogging community during the holiday season.

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13 Responses to The Sunday Salon – November 22, 2009 (The “bookish-links-for-Saturday-on-Sunday-again” edition)

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Oh, the plethera of challenges descend upon us! I haven’t really been grabbed yet. I have some in progress right now, but I’m looking specifically for a Graphic Novel Challenge (I know someone will do one!), and of course the War Through the Generations Challenge is on my list.

    Sorry to hear that the writing has stalled. There is still time! I’m impressed with everything you’ve done so far. It’s not like you sit at home bored…you’ve got a lot going on!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: The Calm Before the Storm =-.

  2. I’m so pleased to see that you’ve added Stone’s Fall to your list – I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Jackie – another good review from a blogger I admire? I’m really glad I added it!

  3. Care
    Twitter: bkclubcare

    Thanks for highlighting my Cusack Reading List post! I really didn’t think anyone would be joining me on it but I do have one person. lol.
    Best to you as you write out more words for Nano – don’t give up! 🙂
    .-= Care´s last blog ..Weekly Geeks 2009-43 Best Books This Year =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Care – there is certainly a reading challenge for every taste for 2010, isn’t there?

  4. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    Stone’s Fall was added to my list this week, too. And how about all those challenges? I’m still deciding what do do about them for 2010. Thanks for the link love!
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Eat This, Not That! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      JoAnn – you’re welcome! And I can totally feel challenge fever coming on!

  5. Kathy says:

    Thanks for including a link to my giveaway!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..The Twelve Days of Cookies – Day 8 =-.

  6. robin of my two blessings
    Twitter: robnmccormack

    I read Stone’s Fall and enjoyed it greatly. I’ve also joined quite a few of the challenges too and will be coming up with one of my own – Hugo awards sci fi challenge which will be posting about in December after Nano is over. Thank you for the great links.
    .-= robin of my two blessings´s last blog ..Celebrate the Author Challenge =-.