Bookish links for Saturday, October 30, 2010


Author links:

~ Neil Gaiman appeared in a recent episode of Arthur, and posted the link to the episode on his blog.

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

~ The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger, mentioned by Jen at Devourer of Books.

~ And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman, reviewed by Vasilly.

~ The Returners by Gemma Malley, reviewed by Lisa at Lit and Life.

~ Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass, reviewed by Julie at Booking Mama.

Reading challenges:

~ I’m excited about next year’s Gothic Reading Challenge.

Book to movie news:

~ Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet has been optioned for a film. This work of historical fiction stands out as one of my favorite reads of the year.

~ Kathy at Bermudaonion has posted the trailer for the film version of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I’m really excited for this film, even though I wasn’t crazy about the Robert Pattinson casting. I’m trying to reserve judgment until I see it.

Other bookish links:

~ Classic Kids’ Book Covers Then and Now

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12 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, October 30, 2010

  1. That trailer is terrible! It’s really disjointed and doesn’t give me any good idea of what the story’s about. Very strange.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Amy – I didn’t realize it was fan made – I saw that green screen at the beginning and assumed it was the real one! Oops. 🙂

  2. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads

    The trailer for Water for Elephants isn’t an official one. It is fan made. I was a bit confused when I first saw it too Amy, but it makes more sense now.

    The thing that kept on jumping out at me was Reese’s hair. Why wouldn’t they have at least made an effort at a 1920s hairdo, but then once I saw that it was fan made it made a bit more sense.

    I am looking forward to the movie, although I too am not sure about the Robert Pattinson casting.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Marg – It’s the fact that Pattison played Cedric Diggory so differently than Edward in the Twilight movies that has me hoping he has more range than I’ve previously thought. (fingers crossed)

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I’m not sold on the WfE movie…Pattinson? Please. But I will probably see it, maybe with my daughter if it is appropriate. I haven’t read Jeremy Fink, but our school requires it for summer reading for incoming 6th graders. My daughter is a huge Wendy Mass fan.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I haven’t heard of Wendy Mass before – but I’m going to order Jeremy Fink for a read-aloud. It looks so good.

  4. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Thanks for linking to my review! Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is a book that’s been on my TBR list for awhile now. Will check out that review!

  5. Arielle says:

    I must read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet before it is made into a movie! And I’m looking forward to see Water for Elephants, hope it will be as good as the book.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Arielle – Hotel on the Corner is really a terrific read – definitely one to add to the to-read list.

  6. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Oh gosh, everywhere I look I’m reminded that I must read Water for Elephants before the movie comes out.