Bookish links for Saturday, June 4, 2011

Book to movie news:

~ The “Hobbit” films get titles and release dates.

~ Donald Sutherland to play President Snow in the Hunger Games film. Loving this!

~ Jamie Campbell Bower cast as Jace in The Mortal Instruments film. Not loving this.

Giveaways:

~ Macmillan Audio has a fantastic giveaway for Audiobook Month.

Other bookish links:

~ Next week, Jen at Devourer of Books is hosting Audiobook Week – be sure to click over for all the info and the list of daily discussion topics.

~ Avis at She Reads and Reads and I are hosting a read-along of Connie Willis’ Blackout in July. Click over for details and to sign up.

~ Sheila at Book Journey: What I learned at Book Blogger Con

~ Can you tell an author’s gender simply by reading one paragraph of their work? Take this quiz and find out. I only got 2 out of 10 correct, so I obviously can’t.

~ If you took part in Armchair BEA, be sure and take the end-of-event survey.

Non-bookish links of interest:

~ Eli Pariser: Beware online filter bubbles – Excellent 9-minute speech about why the internet is making us become more isolated and insulated.

~ Watch this video made by the citizens of Grand Rapids in response to being named one of America’s Dying Cities. Good stuff.

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8 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, June 4, 2011

  1. Sheila (Bookjourney)
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    I am so excited about Audio Week … I wish I could cancel everything else and just focus on that :)

    I have to check out the Macmillan link and thanks for linking me too :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sheila – I do, too! I had all these great plans to get the daily posts written ahead of time….. Oh, well, I’ll just have to do it at the last minute, as usual!

  2. Thank you for the links, Carrie! That video by Grand Rapids residents was very well done. I made my husband watch it too.

  3. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    says:

    Those are some great links, Carrie! I’m listening to a few audio books right now, trying to get ready for Audiobook Week. I might join you on the Connie Willis read-along.

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    Fun links! I got 5 right in the gender quiz. One of the passages I actually recognized since I just read it last month!