Bookish links for Saturday, February 26, 2011

Author news:

~ Family maid files suit against Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help.

~ Kiersten White reveals the cover of Supernaturally, the upcoming sequel to Paranormalcy.

~ Unknown Enid Blyton novel found in archive.

Discussion starters:

~ English Major’s Junk Food: An Essay? Isn’t that the thing I had to write in school?

~ Book Journey: Book Trailers – pro or con? Why or why not?

~ Bookstore People: Favorite wedding or romantic scene in a book?

~ My Friend Amy: What makes a book a favorite?

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

~ Hereville by Barry Deutsch, reviewed by Vasilly at 1330v

~ Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John, reviewed by Michelle at GalleySmith

~ Someone Else’s Garden by Dipika Rai, reviewed by Vasilly at 1330v

~ The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, reviewed by Pam at Bookalicious

~ The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly, reviewed by Candace at Beth Fish Reads

~ Divergent by Veronica Roth, reviewed by Lenore at Presenting Lenore

Book to movie news:

~ Robert Downey Jr. may star in film adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice.

~ Martin Scorcese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for film version of Jordan Belfort’s memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street.

~ Steve Carell may star in film adaptation of Carolyn Parkhurst’s Dogs of Babel.

Other bookish links:

~ Mel at The Reading Life is hosting Irish Short Story Week from March 14th through the 20th, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This would be especially perfect for any of you participating in the Ireland Reading Challenge.

Here’s a video for those of you who love grammar as much as I do:

And I’ll leave you with a video that you’ve probably already seen, but just in case you haven’t:

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17 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, February 26, 2011

  1. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Great links! I love the organizing bookcases video! I wouldn’t mind organizing books by color but I would probably forget where everything is at! 🙂 Thanks so much for adding both of my reviews to this week’s links! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Vasilly – the only organization to my bookshelves is a “borrowed” shelf and a “to review” shelf. Everything else is simply all over the place. Early in the year I actually checked out a book from the library that I know I own because I couldn’t find it in my home! Of course, once it came in at the library I found it. 🙂

  2. Ash says:

    Quick and quickly! So annoying! I loved that video. I get so frustrated with Facebook friends. If I didn’t know them and was judging them solely on their Facebook statuses I would think they didn’t get through elementary school. And these people are in college.

    Thanks for linking to my essay post!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Ash – I will have to be more careful with my Facebook posts! 🙂 I hate poor grammar, too, but occasionally get lazy as I type.

  3. I was so fascinated by the fact that a new Enid Blyton book has been found! I loved Enid Blyton as a child.

    I wanted to let you know that I linked to you on my book blog today. Hope you’ll take a moment to stop by and visit my little blog, which has been struggling to find readers.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Cindy – I hate to admit I’ve never read any Enid Blyton! Sounds like something I need to remedy. 🙂 And thanks for linking to me – I’ll definitely check out your post.

  4. Mel u
    Twitter: thereadinglife

    thanks so much for the mention of Irish Short Stories Week 3/14 to 3/20-every one is invited!

  5. Thanks for posting both those videos — I hadn’t seen either of them before. Oh and I also added Hereville to my wish list because of Vasilly’s review!

  6. Kathleen says:

    I love that organizing the bookcase video!

  7. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Glad I tempted you! And I loved both your videos.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Candace – If I wasn’t trying to be at least a little selective, I think you’d add two or three books to my TBR list every week! 🙂