Bookish links for Saturday, November 28, 2009


Author links:

~ Natasha at Maw Books has a guest post by Bonny Becker, author of several children’s picture books.

~ Nick Hornby on literary fiction.

~ Kathy at Bermudaonion has an interview with Ann Pearlman, author of The Christmas Cookie Club.

Discussion starters:

~ My Friend Amy: It Isn’t What You Read – It’s How You Read.

~ Both Eyes Book Blog: Fluff.

~ Boston Bibliophile: Blogging, Comments and Manners Online.

~ Kristen at BookNAround: Banned books and civil disobedience.

~ Chris at Book-a-rama: In Defense of Classics.

~ Jen’s Book Thoughts: For me, it’s a matter of ethics.

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

~ The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate, reviewed by Amy at Steele on Entertainment.

~ The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox, reviewed by Darlene at Peeking Between the Pages.

~ According to Jane by Marilyn Brant, reviewed by Julie at Booking Mama.

~ The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie, reviewed by Lightheaded at Everyday Reads. I’ve always wondered if Laurie can write as well as he acts.

~ Away by Amy Bloom, reviewed by Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea.

~ Lost Mission by Athol Dickson, reviewed by Word Lily.

Reading challenges:

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

~ Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food is hosting the Nancy Drew Challenge.

~ Aarti at Book Lust is hosting the Flashback Challenge.

~ J. Kaye is hosting the 2010 Reading From My Shelves Challenge.

~ Kristi at The Story Siren is hosting The 2010 Debut Author Challenge.

~ Rebecca is hosting The Colorful Reading Challenge 2010.


~ Win Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl at Book Blather.

~ Win Now and Then by Jacqueline Sheehan at Devourer of Books.

~ Win The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser at BookNAround.

~ Win the PC game Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy at my personal blog, Mommy Brain.

Other bookish links:

~ Kay at The Infinite Shelf has posted a series of gorgeous paintings of women reading.

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14 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, November 28, 2009

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I always love this post, just to see what I missed. I don’t know how you read so many blogs!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..One Kool, Kreative Blogger! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I read through Google Reader and don’t always click through. I also start this post at the beginning of the week and add links as I go – saves time. 🙂

  2. molly says:

    I have not had a chance to read the blogs for a couple of weeks now. Thanks so much for this thorough, informative list. I am anxious to check out all the links!
    .-= molly´s last blog ..Review: Beowulf on the Beach =-.

  3. J.S. Peyton says:

    Thanks for all these wonderful links! I’ve definitely missed some of these.
    .-= J.S. Peyton´s last blog ..Wherein I Add Several Books to My TBR List =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      J.S. – you’re welcome. It’s impossible to keep up on everything, isn’t it? I like reading other bloggers’ links posts, too, cause they read different blogs than I do and point out things I might otherwise miss.

  4. Kathy says:

    Thanks for linking to my author interview!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..We have winners! =-.

  5. Thank you for the great links, Carrie! There sure are a lot of challenges for next year, aren’t there?

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Wendy – I am amazed at how many challenges there are coming up! Makes it hard to choose. 🙂

  6. Michelle says:

    There were so many great conversations in the blook blogosphere this week weren’t there? Thanks for the challenge lists too, I’m going to hopefully be working on getting my pages updated to reflect what I’m participating in.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Sunday Salon – 11/29 =-.

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

    Thanks for the link roundup
    .-= Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)´s last blog ..The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White =-.