Bookish links for Saturday, March 27, 2010


Author links:

~ 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.

~ Neil Gaiman writes for the Guardian on what it’s like to go to the Oscars.

~ 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.

Discussion starters:

~ Farm Lane Books: Does the age of the author matter?

~ My Books. My Life: The results are in on memes.

~ One Literature Nut: What Should Come First, the Book or the Film?

~ 1330v: What inspires you to keep blogging?

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.

Book lists:

~ Library Journal: 20 Core Steampunk Titles

Reading challenges:

~ 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.” 🙂

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8 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, March 27, 2010

  1. I’m impressed by that list of current reading challenges! No wonder it is easy to sign up to too many!

    Thanks for the mention!
    .-= Jackie (Farm Lane Books)´s last blog ..Small Island – Andrea Levy =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Jackie – no kidding – there’s a challenge for everything, now!

  2. Wendy says:

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying The Lotus Eaters as I did! And thanks for the link love too 🙂

    I always look forward to this post every week!
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Ellen Foster – Book Review =-.

  3. SavvyVerse&Wit
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    Thanks for posting my link to Tim O’Brien. It was a fantastic event.
    .-= SavvyVerse&Wit´s last blog ..Call for Bloggers to Celebrate National Poetry Month in April =-.

  4. Alita says:

    Thanks for another awesome list of links! I’m very excited that John Krasinski is going to be in Something Borrowed. I’m looking forward to seeing how the movie turns out.
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Soundtrack Saturday – Beastly =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Alita – I haven’t read anything by Giffin – I’ll have to do that before the movie comes out.