Bookish links for Saturday, July 23, 2011

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

~ Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, reviewed by Heather at Book Addiction

~ The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This

Book to movie news:

~ See the first photos of Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in the upcoming Hobbit films.

~ Bradley Cooper is set to play Lucifer in an upcoming film adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost.

~ Ron Howard is set to direct the film adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven.

~ Here’s the trailer for the upcoming film version of The Invention of Hugo Cabret:

Other bookish links:

~ Shelf Awareness: My year with Harry Potter – Audiobook Magic

~ Bookperk is offering a great deal on a summer reading bundle for teams: The Alchemist, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, and Brave New World for 23.99 – and shipping is free.

Non-bookish links of interest:

~ Acorn Media is launching a streaming service that will include some of the best British television series and films. Register now to try it free until August 31st.

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4 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, July 23, 2011

  1. irene says:

    Great list, and your recommendations have made my list longer too.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Irene – my list just keeps growing and growing and growing….

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Funny that Heather, the link above me, did not like “Fates”, but I think you will. It was a totally amazing experience. I’m completely, insanely antsy for The Hobbit to come out. Ack! Bradley Cooper = yum. And I’m not sure if it was the same for you, but the Hugo trailer played before Harry Potter, and I got completely squealy. The kids were embarrassed. That is such a wonderful story. I hope the magic of the book translates well.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I wish my library had “Fates.” They have such a limited selection of new titles – I am going to be totally pissed if the voters in our area reject the library levy again this year. Bradley Cooper is yummy – he’s been a favorite of mine since his Alias days. We didn’t see a Hugo trailer when we saw Deathly Hallows, but did see a long trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2, with lots of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law hotness. I was squealing inside to save my children the embarrassment. LOL