Bookish links for Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Natalie, my 14-year-old, has decided to move her Blogger blog to her dad’s site, and has given it a new title: Natalie’s Bookshelf.

Here are the links for today – this past week was especially damaging to my to-read list!

Author links:

~ Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit has an interview with Rosy Thornton, author of Crossed Wires, which I loved, and Tapestry of Love, which I have waiting on my to-review shelf.

Discussion starters:

~ Lots of great discussions about Christian fiction in the past couple of weeks: My Friend Amy’s: What Can Be Done About Christian Fiction (Part One) and Part Two; Books, Movies, and Chinese Food: Why I Am Not the Target Audience for Christian Fiction; and Word Lily: Christian fiction and me – my story

~ Unfinished Person: On abandoning books – especially those recommended for you

~ Swapna and Jennifer have been running a great series on copyright infringement – here’s Swapna’s part one and Jennifer’s part one

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

~ The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea, reviewed at The Bookette

~ You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon, reviewed everywhere, including at Jenn’s Bookshelves and Booking Mama

~ Cold Magic by Kate Elliott, reviewed by Samantha at Booked on a Feeling

~ Across the Universe by Beth Revis, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books

~ How to Make a Bird by Martine Murray, reviewed by Michelle at GalleySmith

~ World War Z by Max Brooks, reviewed at Book Faery

~ See What I See by Gloria Whelan, reviewed by Michelle at GalleySmith

~ Small Wars by Sadie Jones, reviewed by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric

~ The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard, reviewed by Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog

~ Drought by Pam Bachorz, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy

~ Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve GOTTA Read This

Book to movie news:

~ The Hunger Games movie gets a release date

Other bookish links:

~ The Guardian: How novels came to terms with the internet

~ The New York Times: Small bookstores struggling for niche in shifting times

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18 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 29, 2011

  1. Misha Mathew says:

    Thanks for the links and updates! I am off to check Natalie’s Bookshelf :)

  2. Anna says:

    I love the new theme, too! It looks great! Thanks for the link love. :)

  3. unfinishedperson
    Twitter: unfnshdprsn
    says:

    I am honored to be included in such illustrious company…

    …as the New York Times and The Guardian. ;)

    Oh, and those other folks too.

    Actually I’ve been meaning to get to a few of the posts you mentioned and this gives me a handy tool to make sure I don’t forget them.

  4. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
    says:

    I really love the new look of the blog! Gorgeous. Thanks for linking to my interview with Rosy Thornton! I really loved the Tapestry of Love book and it was my first experience with this author. I’ll have to read the other book you mentioned.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Serena – thank you- I love it, too! I honestly feel like a kid with a new toy. I’m mlooking forward to reading Tapestry of Love very soon.

  5. Rebecca Rasmussen
    Twitter: thebirdsistersgmail.com
    says:

    Aww…your daughter’s blog is lovely, too! And I completely missed Jennifer and Swapna’s copyright stuff, so I am going there now :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Rebecca -thanks – I love it that Natalie and I have this interest in common. :)

  6. Angela says:

    I love the new look of your blog! Also I will recommend your daughter’s blog to my 12 yo daughter. It will be perfect for her as she never knows what book to pick next and doesn’t always trust my opinion.

  7. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I’ve been crazy busy lately so I especially appreciate your link list today.

  8. Michelle says:

    Glad I could add two great books to your pile! :)

  9. Kathleen says:

    Wonderful bookish links as always!