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.
~ 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.