Bookish links for Saturday, August 6, 2011

Author news:

~ One of my favorite books, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, was a Jeopardy question.

Discussion starters:

~ Emily’s Reading Room: Bad blogging behavior

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

~ Haunt Me Still by Jennifer Lee Carrell, reviewed by Tasha at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books

Book to movie news:

~ It looks like the brilliant Kenneth Branagh may be directing the film version of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. Loved this book – and I bet Branagh will do it justice!

Giveaways:

~ I’m giving away an ARC of Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers to one blogger willing to do a buddy read and joint review in September.

Free downloads:

~ If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you already know how much I love Wendell Berry. I’m even hosting a reading challenge dedicated to him! Well, if you haven’t given him a try, and you love audiobooks, you can now download the audio version of his novel, Hannah Coulter, for free. If you’re not a fan of Christian fiction, don’t let the “Christian Audio” web site deter you. Hannah Coulter wasn’t published by a Christian publishing house and is not an evangelistic or proselytizing book – it is simply the beautiful story of a woman’s life.

Other bookish links:

~ Please let me know if you’re interested in a September read-along of Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.

~ This is the perfect way to propose to a book blogger!

~ Book Blogger Appreciation Week is coming up September 12th through the 16th. Click over to register and get all the details.

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4 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, August 6, 2011

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks so much for the tip about Hannah Coulter…I had planned for that to be my next book for the Berry challenge!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melissa – you’re welcome- I hope you love it as much as I do!

  2. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    I love that Hotel was a Jeopardy question, that’s awesome! I’m also going to download Hannah Coulter. It’s been on my list for quite awhile. I’m excited Branagh is directing Guernsey. I can’t imagine it being in better hands.

    Also, I’ve read Brooklyn and will definitely participate in the discussion if you host a read-along.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Melissa – I think you’ll enjoy Hannah Coulter – it’s easily one of my favorites. :)