Bookish links for Saturday, January 1, 2011


Did I really just write 2011? Happy New Year, everyone!

Author links:

~ Author Jamie Ford announces that we will have to wait until early 2012 for his next novel. This makes me sad, but if it’s anywhere near as good as Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, it will be well worth the wait.

Discussion starters:

~ Another hilarious video from Pam: Will you review my self-published book?

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

~ Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers, reviewed by Michelle at GalleySmith.

~ A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler, reviewed by Chelsea at The Page Flipper.

~ Brave New Worlds: Short Fiction, edited by John Joseph Adams, reviewed by TJ at Dreams and Speculation.

~ Choker by Elizabeth Woods, reviewed by Zia at My Life in Not So Many Words.

~ The Truth-Teller’s Lie by Sophie Hannah, reviewed by Wendy at Caribousmom.

~ Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet, reviewed by Jackie at Farm Lane Books.

~ The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, reviewed by Staci at Life in the Thumb.

Book to movie news:

~ In this interview, Anne Hathaway talks about her role as Emma in the upcoming film version of David Nicholls’ One Day.

~ Lily Collins, who played Sandra Bullock’s daughter in The Blind Side, has been cast as Clary in the film version of Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones. Finally some book-to-film casting I am happy about! There’s a picture at the link – I think she’s perfect.

~ Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay, blogs about Who Controls Hollywood in the wake of news that Dakota Fanning will no longer be playing Mia in the film version.

~ Gary Ross, director of the upcoming Hunger Games film, talks about casting Katniss.

Other bookish links:

~ Check out the cover for City of Fallen Angels, the fourth book in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series.

~ Writer’s Blog has a CBS News Video about the process of creating a book cover.

~ Funny comic about e-readers.

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17 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 1, 2011

  1. You should definitely read Fall for Anything! It was one of my favorite books of the year.

  2. Michelle says:

    I hope you love Fall For Anything, it was truly a spectacular read!

  3. I want to try and do a better job of keeping track of where I get book recommendations from this year. Of course, I say that every year and forget right away.

    Pam’s video was hilarious. I read a coworker’s wife’s book out of pure curiosity (it was a children’s picture book, so very short–I wouldn’t have done that had it been anything else) this past year but didn’t count it in my numbers or even as a book read. Completely forgot about it until now–what does that tell you? Anyway, I didn’t mention I was a book blogger because I was so afraid he’d ask me to mention it on my blog. At the time, he was in high publicity gear.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Wendy – It’s funny, but the authors of the couple of self-published books I agreed to review (before I changed my review policy) were the most aggressive about asking why I hadn’t reviewed yet, or when I told them I didn’t finish the book, demanded to know why! Never had an author with a major house do that.

  4. Rebecca Rasmussen

    Oh I love the link to the CBS piece on book covers. It’s funny how the author has absolutely no control over something that is still so crucial. I know so many authors who are unhappy w/ their covers (not me, thank the lord and my wonderful designer!), including Kathryn Stockett. Interesting to think about how they will change w/ebooks.

    Anyway, thank you for sharing this! xoxox Happy New year!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Rebecca – I just went and looked at the cover of yours – it’s gorgeous! Lucky you. 🙂

  5. Darlene says:

    Just wanted to pop in and wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2011!

  6. Pam says:

    oooh great news I missed a lot of it.

  7. Kathleen says:

    The link about book covers was so awesome. I have become interested in book covers (consciously) just in the past year. I can’t believe I never paid much attention to them before or at least didn’t actually think about it.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathleen- I’ve always loved looking at book covers, but never really realized what goes into creating one! The video was fascinating.

  8. Zia says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed my review of Choker. I hope you enjoy it as well =)