Links for Saturday, May 8, 2010


Discussion starters:

~ Bookalicious: How to Write a Negative Review

~ Booklust: Commenting Etiquette

~ Rhapsody in Books: What Are Your Criteria for Following Blogs?

~ It’s All About Books: Attempting to List Genres

~ Things Mean a Lot: On the Meaning of Making Time to Read

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

~ Haweswater by Sarah Hall, reviewed by Fleur Fisher.

~ The New Brighton Archaeological Society by Mark Andrew Smith & Matthew Weldon, reviewed by Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century.

~ Skin and Bones by D.C. Corso, reviewed by Book Dilettante.

~ Claude and Camille by Stephanie Powell, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy.

~ Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books.

~ Victorian London by Liza Picard, reviewed by Nymeth at Things Mean a Lot.

~ Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, reviewed by Unfinished Person.

~ Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This and Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit.

~ How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely, reviewed by Claire at Bookstore People.

~ She Thief by Daniel Finn, reviewed by Ladybug at Escape in a Book.

~ Hear No Evil: My Story of Innocence, Music, and the Holy Ghost by Matthew Paul Turner, reviewed by Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books.

~ Countdown by Deborah Wiles, reviewed by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews.

~ A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler, reviewed by Susan at Bloggin’ ’bout Books.

~ Morning Tide by Neil M. Gunn, reviewed by Carol at Magistramater.

Reading challenges:

~ Worth Reading It is hosting the Hogwarts Reading Challenge. Lots of fun categories in this one.

~ Tasha at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books is hosting the Venice Challenge.

Other bookish links:

~ The 50 best author vs. author put-downs of all time

~ The 2010 Christy Award Nominees have been announced. Congratulations to Lisa Samson, Athol Dickson, and Andrew Peterson, three of my favorites.

~ It’s time to vote for your favorite post of the National Poetry Month Blog Tour. Not that I’m asking you to vote for me, but there are poetry related prizes, so if you enjoyed my post on Billy Collins, a vote would be nice. 😉

Blogging tips:

~ The Story Siren: Blogger Meme vs. Blog Feature

Other links of interest:

~ Amy from My Friend Amy and Nicole at Linus’s Blanket have started Winsome Media Communications: “Whether we are creating your brand, building or optimizing your website, expanding your social network, or managing targeted social media campaigns, Winsome Media Communications offers several services to make the process of developing your brand online both effective and efficient.”

~ Rebecca from The Book Lady’s Blog and Michelle from Galleysmith have started a new business, Social MediU: “Inspired by the “teach a man to fish” philosophy, Social MediU provides education, training, and marketing solutions that equip you to promote yourself and your creative product effectively and efficiently.”

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16 Responses to Links for Saturday, May 8, 2010

  1. Unfinished Person
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn

    Carrie: Thank you for including a link to my review. I hope you enjoy Cutting for Stone as much as I did. I truly do think it’s the best book I’ve read this year (even though I’ve only read a few this year).
    .-= Unfinished Person´s last blog ..Et tu, Pu? =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      UP – you’re welcome – I’m really looking forward to reading it!

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Thanks for the mention! I predict that Let the Great World Spin will be one of my favorite books this year! I heard about the best author put-downs of all time…I’m off to check it out!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Guest post with Karen White, author of On Folly Beach =-.

  3. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422

    Hmmm…four book bloggers decide to open marketing businesses simultaneously??? Weird…
    .-= Trisha´s last blog ..Book Blogger Hop =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Trisha – the timing is interesting, but I like them all and hope both businesses are successful!

  4. Robin of My Two Blessings
    Twitter: robnmccormack

    Wow – lots of great links and all very interesting. Will be adding some books to my wish list. Thanks.
    .-= Robin of My Two Blessings´s last blog ..John Sandford Days of Prey blog Tour — Certain Prey =-.

  5. Kim
    Twitter: BookstoreK

    Thank you for the link to Claire’s review, she gave me How I Became a Famous Novelist last week at lunch, can’t wait to read it. I’m reading Let the Great World Spin right now (haven’t read Serena’s review yet, I’m waiting until I’ve finished the book), and so for the book is incredible, I’m pretty sure it will be on the top of my list for 2010. Funny, how we are all reading it about the same time and it won the National Book Award last November!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..What a Fun Literary Game! =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kim- I am going to listen to Let the Great World Spin on audio very, very soon! And isn’t it wonderful to have a good friend with similar reading taste who likes to loan books? I am similarly blessed. 🙂

  6. That’s quite a few books added to your TBR! And also, many thanks for the link to Winsome, it is deeply appreciated!
    .-= Amy @ My Friend Amy´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day! (winner of The Threadbare Heart Contest) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Amy – you’re welcome – I’m excited for your new venture!

  7. Nicole
    Twitter: nicolebo

    Carrie, thanks so much for the link. Like Amy says it is deeply appreciated. As for the timing, all I can say is great minds think alike! I wish Social MediU all the best. It is a great idea!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..On Balance, by Karen White =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Nicole – I figured it was just a matter of coincidental timing – so happy for your new opportunity!

  8. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    Thanks for all the great links and for publicizing the National Poetry Month vote and linking to my McCann review.
    .-= Serena´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday #81 =-.