Bookish links for Saturday, Feburary 27, 2010

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Author news and links:

~ Nick Hornby is going to start writing his column in The Believer again – the essays from this column are what make up The Polysyllabic Spree, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt, and Shakespeare Wrote for Money. When I read this post in my reader, it made my day – I’m going to start scraping together the funds for a subscription.

~ Gayle Forman is working on a sequel to If I Stay, which I loved (my review).

~ Karen Harrington tells us what it would be like if Scott Hamilton was giving a running commentary of her writing. Very funny.

Discussion starters:

~ Bookalicious: Shelves for Life – you might not be able to take your books with you, but you can take your bookshelves.

~ Booklover Book Reviews: What is Chick Lit?

~ My Friend Amy: How Often Do You Read What You Think You Won’t Like?

~ A Striped Armchair: On Reading Deeply

~ Book Chick City: ARCs – Review sooner or later?

~ Sassymonkey Reads: When Author Magic Fades

~ The Book Smugglers: Cover Matters – On White-Washing

Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:

~ Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy.

~ Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa, reviewed by Aarti at Booklust.

~ Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien, reviewed by Lenore at Presenting Lenore. She also turned my attention toward The Line by Teri Hall and Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Those last two links include giveaways, too.

~ The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank, quoted by Melissa at Mental Multivitamin.

Other bookish links:

~ Publisher Weekly: Dystopian Novels for Teens, Present and Future

~ The Guardian: Ten Rules for Writing Fiction – from authors ranging from P.D. James to Joyce Carole Oates to Neil Gaiman to Phillip Pullman.

And I’ll leave you with a hilarious Shakespeare sketch starring Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson – “A Small Rewrite:”

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10 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, Feburary 27, 2010

  1. Thanks for these great links and congrats on being mentioned on that Twitter list (even if some of your faves were left off)!
    .-= avisannschild´s last blog ..The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World by Wade Davis (Brogan’s review) =-.

  2. Florinda
    Twitter: florinda_3rs
    says:

    How did I miss that Nick Hornby item (and yes, I do follow his blog)? I’ve just added all three books of the original Believer essays to my TBR collection – it’s nice to know that there will be more! Thanks for sharing the news, Carrie :-).
    .-= Florinda´s last blog ..Week-end Review: Links from all over! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Florinda – It’s amazing how happy finding that little piece of news made me!

  3. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Great links especially the one about Hornby writing for The Believer again. I’m definitely getting a subscription now! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
    .-= Vasilly´s last blog ..Saturday read-a-thon =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Vasilly – I know – I want a subscription, too, but will have to save a bit. Weekend is going well- boys are being relatively well-behaved, and I’ve finished two books!

  4. Not sure how I feel about the If I Stay sequel even though I already feel like i want it NOW. (and I even subscribe to Gayle’s blog and missed that)
    .-= Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last blog ..February Faith’n’Fiction Round Table: Wounded by Claudia Mair Burney =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amy – I know what you mean – she even addresses that in her post, asking, “Aren’t sequels always crap unless the story was preplanned to be a mutli-book arc?” but she said she just had to write it, it wouldn’t leave her alone. And it’s from Adam’s point of view. I’ll definitely give it a try!

  5. amy s. says:

    Great links! I read a few and have to remember to come back and check out more.
    .-= amy s.´s last blog ..The Melting Season: quickie review =-.