Bookish links for Saturday, December 3, 2011

Author news:

~ In August, James Dashner will publish The Kill Order, a prequel to his Maze Runner series.

~ For those of you who loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox and The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson, her short story, “The Rotten Beast,” which is told from Allys’ point of view, is available to read at

Discussion starters:

~ Lots of hoopla a couple of weeks ago over Friday Reads and disclosure. I know I’m late coming to the party, but here are a couple of good posts on the issue: My Friend Amy: Unsolicited Advice – When in Doubt, Disclose; The 3 R’s Blog: Full Disclosure – on blogging, books, and money; Caribousmom: Transparency and Why It Is Important. Wendy also posted a survey about paid content on book blogs, and has posted the results.

~ Bookalicous: Self publishing and the reviewer

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

~ A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan, reviewed by Michelle at Galleysmith

~ Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie, reviewed by Jen at Devourer of Books

~ 11/22/63 by Stephen King, reviewed by Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves

~ A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, featured at Devourer of Books

~ Then Again by Diane Keaton, reviewed by Arti at Ripple Effects

Reading challenges:

~ Time to sign up for the 2012 War Through the Generations Reading Challenge – the focus is World War I. I’m looking forward to it!

Book to movie news:

~ Martin Scorcese set to direct the film adaptation of The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.

~ Asa Butterfield, star of Hugo, will star in the film version of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

~ HBO to produce western series based on Mary Doria Russell’s novel Doc.

~ Janet Evanovich says Katherine Heigl is the perfect Stephanie Plum – just who she wanted for the role. Hmmmm….. I have a lot of comments on my two posts about casting for the film that would disagree. (post one and post two)

~ Universal and Tom Hanks’ Playtone Studios will produce the film version of Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, with the possibility of Hanks starring.

Other bookish links:

~ Truth, lies, and historical fiction – how far can an author go?

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4 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, December 3, 2011

  1. Thanks for linking to me Carrie, but even more importantly thanks for letting me know about Doc that’s fantastic!

  2. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    I still need to read Maze Runner…. MUST get on that! Thanks for the links, looks like I have some posts to go and read.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sheila – you should give Maze Runner a try. Although it hasn’t gotten as unanimous love as Hunger Games or Chaos Walking, I loved it. I’m rereading the 2nd book right now aloud to my kids so we can read book three and finish the trilogy.