Bookish links for Saturday, October 29, 2011

I haven’t done a proper links post in a while, so this list includes links that are more than a couple weeks old. You’ve probably already seen them – but they’re too good to take a chance you might have missed them. πŸ™‚

Author news:

~ Sarah Jio, author of Violets in March (which I loved), has posted the book trailer for her next book, The Bungalow, due out in December.

~ Bitterblue, the companion book to Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Fire, will be released May 1, 2012.

~ Lauren Myracle: How I Was Un-nominated for the National Book Award

Discussion starters:

~ My Friend Amy: National Book Awards – This Year Everyone Loses

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

~ Dominance by Will Lavender, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This

~ Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral, also reviewed by Sandy

~ The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen, reviewed by Laura at I’m Booking It

~ Scored by Lauren McLaughlin, blurbed by author Scott Westerfeld

~ Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, reviewed at An Adventure in Reading

~ A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books

~ Letters: 1900-1915 by Henry James and Edith Wharton, reviewed by JoAnn at Lakeside Musing

Book to movie news:

~ Lionsgate has released a series of Hunger Games posters featuring the major characters: Effie, Cinna, Cato, Haymitch, Rue, Gale, Peeta, and Katniss.

~ Lionsgate acquires film rights to Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series. Please, please, don’t screw this up! Kevin mentioned he had a good idea for the casting of Mayor Prentiss, and I immediately guessed who he was thinking of. Any guesses?

~ Spellbinder by Helen Stringer, a book that my kids and I thoroughly enjoyed, will be made into a film by MTV.

~ Watch the trailer for The Raven, which features John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe.

~ Joss Whedon has wrapped filming on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Hmmmm….. I adore Kenneth Branagh’s version, and so am not sure why he felt that it needed to be done again. On the other hand, it does star Nathan Fillion….

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10 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, October 29, 2011

  1. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks

    I can’t agree more about Much Ado About Nothing. I can’t imagine anything better than Kenneth Branaugh’s version…but then again this is Joss Whedon–so although it probably won’t be “better,” it most assuredly will be different!

    Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Melissa – yes, it will probably be very different! It makes me want to re-watch the other one……

  2. Beth Hoffman says:

    I love when you do this, Carrie. I was out of town and it helps me catch up!

  3. irene says:

    Thank you for the update, that Joss Weadon boy! apparently he wrapped that up during a vacation period of 12 days. or so my son an avid Joss Weadon fan.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Irene – I love Joss Whedon’s stuff, too – but this one seems like an odd choice for him. We’ll see – maybe it’ll be great?!

  4. Sim Carter
    Twitter: simcarter

    Hi! The quick catch up is so great. I’m excited about The Raven – I haven’t seen John Cusack in anything really good for awhile so my fingers will be crossed.
    Why do you think the MTV news doesn’t even credit Helen Stringer? Just talks about who scripted the pilot? It’s obviously based on the Stringer book – very frustrating for her, I’m sure!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sim – yes, I thought that, too – I’m hoping that any further news about the project will give her proper credit.

  5. Sarah Jio says:

    Carrie, thank you SO much for sharing my book trailer for The Bungalow. I’m so honored that you’d do that! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the novel. I hope you’re able to get a copy on NetGalley! xoxo