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