~ The Page Flipper has a guest post by Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves.
~ Allison Winn Scotch, author of Time of My Life: Book Bloggers – Their Time Has Come.
~ Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit posted about seeing author Tim O’Brien in Washington, D.C., on the 20th anniversary of his Vietnam War novel, The Things They Carried.
~ Wendy at Caribousmom has a guest post by Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters, which I am currently reading and finding very excellent.
~ Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go, has some cool news about his next book.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield, reviewed by Chris at Book-a-rama.
~ 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion by Morgan Llywelyn, reviewed at Truth in Fiction.
~ The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen, which I found on the author’s web site when writing my review of The Last Town on Earth.
~ Bibliobabe has compiled a list of all the current reading challenges – enough to keep you busy for a long, long time – all on one page. Very handy.
Book to movie news:
~ Keira Knightley, Eric Bana, and Richard Gere have been cast in the film version of the novel The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud.
~ Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, and John Krasinski have been cast in the film version of the novel Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin.
Other bookish links:
~ I set up a page for Books and Movies on Facebook, so if you’re on FB, please feel free to “become a fan.”