Bookish links for Saturday, August 20, 2011

Author news:

~ Neil Gaiman was interviewed by a young fan for the Guardian.

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

~ What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This

Book lists:

~ Omnivoracious: The Customer Selected Ten Essential Books for Young Adults – I’m not a young adult, but I have read seven of the ten.

Read-alongs:

~ The third discussion for our read-along of All Clear by Connie Willis is up.

~ Florinda’s read-along of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood starts tomorrow.

Book to movie news:

~ The new trailer for the film version of We Need to Talk About Kevin freaks me out!

~ Ray Bradbury’s novel Dandelion Wine is being adapted for the screen.

Other bookish links:

~ Salon: Why “The Help’s” critics are all wrong

~ Library Journal: In Pursuit of Andrew Carnegie, One Little Free Library at a Time

~ The New York Times: Ferreting Out Fake Reviews Online

~ AbeBooks had a great response to the “I hate reading” group on Facebook:

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6 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, August 20, 2011

  1. Yeeeeah, that trailer for We Need to Talk about Kevin is way freaky.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amy – I know! The book was brilliant but hard to read. Not sure if I can bring myself to watch the movie.

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I had seen earlier clips from Kevin, and it all freaks me out. Seriously I’m sitting here with goosebumps. That is one book that I loved and hated all at the same time. I’m not sure I could ever read it again.

    You will love What Alice Forgot I predict. For me, it hit so darn close to home in so many ways. It is precious.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – I am looking forward to What Alice Forgot – I wish my library had it on audio, as I have more time to sneak impulse reads in on audio.

  3. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    I love that Gaiman interview and the Kevin trailer looks so good/bad.