Bookish links for Saturday, March 12, 2011

Author news:

~ Congratulations to Neil Gaiman: His novel Neverwhere was chosen for ‘One Book, One Chicago’.

~ Scott Westerfeld has released the cover of Goliath, the last book in his Leviathan trilogy.

Discussion starters:

~ My Friend Amy: Reader’s Block

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

~ The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French, reviewed by Vasilly at 1330v

~ Numbers by Rachel Ward, reviewed by Michelle at GalleySmith

~ Words by Ginny Yttrup, reviewed by Deborah at Books, Movies, and Chinese Food

~ The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark, reviewed by Kristen at BookNAround

Reading challenges:

~ Check out the list of great books being read and reviewed for the Ireland Challenge.

Giveaways:

~ I’m giving away a copy of Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton.

~ Also, don’t forget to enter to win one of two Jane Eyre prize packages.

Other bookish links:

~ The Telegraph: Why Irish crime fiction is all the rage

~ The Telegraph: Six of the best Irish crime novels

Not book-related, but still worth sharing:

~ Are there any Browncoats out there who are also tea drinkers? Adagio Teas has created Malcolm and Inara blends – and will donate $3 for every tea sold to help Nathan Fillion purchase the rights to Firefly.

I’ll leave you with two videos. First, the book trailer for Frank Delaney’s The Matchmaker of Kenmare, which I will be starting later this month and reviewing in April:

And a video in honor of Library Ireland Week 2011:

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11 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, March 12, 2011

  1. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Thanks so much Carrie for including my review! I can’t wait to click on the rest of the links! Hope your weekend is off to a great start.

  2. Rebecca Rasmussen
    Twitter: thebirdsistersgmail.com
    says:

    Oh I LOVE the Revenge of the Radioactive lady — Plus Elizabeth Stuckey-French is such a lovely person :) Happy Saturday!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Rebecca – I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on a copy. :)

  3. Alita says:

    Malcolm & Inara tea? I love it!

  4. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    I just placed an order with Adagio teas last week but didn’t notice the donation thing. Oh well. I won’t be ordering again for a while.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Beth – it’s funny how many people have picked up on his comment about buying the rights to Firefly! There are a lot of Browncoats out there. :)

  5. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422
    says:

    I love how far-reaching Firefly has become! Tea!?! That’s excellent. Man, I really miss that show.

  6. Kathleen says:

    I can definitely relate to Amy’s reader’s block. Mine seems to strike me at the most inopportune moments.