Bookish links for Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Author links:

~ Amy at My Friend Amy has an interview with A.S. Peterson, author of The Fiddler’s Gun and Fiddler’s Green.

Discussion starters:

~ Pam at Bookalicious has been on a roll, giving us two hilarious videos: I am going to start a book blog and How I get followers.

~ From Amy: The Sticky Author and Blogger Relationship.

~ From Eva at A Striped Armchair: The Pleasures of Rereading.

~ From Jen at Literate Housewife: The Year Audiobooks Saved Me.

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

~ Days of Grace by Catherine Hall, reviewed by Heather at Book Addiction.

~ A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French, reviewed by Raidergirl at An Adventure in Reading.

~ The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett, reviewed by Fyrefly at Fyrefly’s Book Blog – I looked up this review after seeing a conversation on twitter about this book, and it looks fantastic.

~ How to Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays by Umberto Eco, reviewed by Carol at Magistramater.

Book to movie news:

~ Sci Fi Chick has the full-length trailer for the film version of I Am Number Four.

~ Taylor Lautner has been attached to star as Finn in the film version of Catherine Fisher’s Incarceron. I thought the book was just okay, but I have a feeling that if it’s done well, it could translate into a terrific movie.

~ EW has the trailer for the film version of Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants.

Other bookish links:

~ The winners of the first ever INSPY Awards have been announced.

~ SuziQ at Whimpulsive linked to a new site of which I am totally enthralled: FictFact – a site designed to help you track your series reading.

~ Natasha at Maw Books is hosting the 4th Annual Bloggiesta – a weekend for bloggers to devote to taking care of all those little housecleaning tasks on our blogs.

~ Jen at Devourer of Books and Nicole at Linus’s Blanket announce BOOKCLUB, an opportunity for deeper discussions of books from small presses.

~ Kim at Bookstore People linked to this fantastic site highlighting 10 Visual Artists Who Use Books As Their Medium.

~ Amy at My Friend Amy is hosting two read-alongs for 2011John Adams by David McCullough in April and Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin in October.

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5 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, December 18, 2010

  1. Thanks for all of the link love Carrie!

  2. Rebecca Rasmussen
    Twitter: thebirdsistersgmail.com
    says:

    Thanks for all of the good info :)

  3. Robin
    Twitter: robnmccormack
    says:

    Great links. Glad to hear about Amy’s readalong. I needed something to get me to commit to reading John Adams.