Bookish links for Saturday, January 14, 2012

Discussion starters:

~ Both Sheila at Book Journey and Chris at Bookarama both posted on the changes in the book blogging world. Thought-provoking posts and great discussions in the comments sections of both.

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

~ After reading Book Trunk’s post, I really need to get my hands on a collection of George Orwell’s essays!

Read-alongs:

~ Don’t forget to vote for your choice of an Irish March read-along book. I’ll keep the poll open until the end of the month, and then announce the winning book so everyone has a month to get their hands on a copy.

Book to movie news:

~ The fourth Narnia movie is in limbo. Is anyone surprised by this after the train wreck that was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

~ Kate Winslet to star in director Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

~ The Mystery of Edwin Drood: the unfinished Dickens – A new BBC drama imagines how it might have ended. This stars Matthew Rhys – I loved him in Brothers and Sisters.

Other bookish links:

~ Have you read Holly’s Inbox (click on the link for my review)? I loved it – and it is now available as an e-book. The whole book is written in e-mails and text messages, so should be perfect reading on an e-reader or iPhone – and much lighter, as the book is fairly huge. :)

~ Flavorwire: The 25 Greatest Epigraphs in Literature

Movie links:

~ 2012′s Most Anticipated Movies – I can’t wait to see The Hunger Games, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, World War Z (need to read this book first!), The Great Gatsby, and Lincoln. Going to be a good year for movies, I think!

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8 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 14, 2012

  1. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney
    says:

    OOOH – I love your link list and thanks for including my discussion. I had no idea t would generate so many comments but they really have been interesting and mostly gave me hope that we as book bloggers will have a future as there are a lot of good ones out there. :)

    I am excited for this years movie line up so must go nose around the post you linked to ….

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sheila – I think that a lot of us who have been doing this for a while are all to happy to avoid the controversy and squabbling. There are a lot of wonderful bloggers out there – I’d rather invest my time in them. :)

  2. Kailana says:

    Yeah, I am overall disappointed with the Narnia movies. I had higher hopes when the plan was first announced.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kelly – me, too – I liked the first one, but they’ve been downhill ever since.

  3. Michelle says:

    It is going to be an AWESOME year for movies. THG is the one I’m most looking forward to seeing, although I have to admit to geeking out over The Avengers too.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Michelle – I am, too! I have three boys, so comic book movies are HUGE at our house. :)

  4. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    I am not sure I knew that there was going to be a movie version of Guernsey. Kate Winslet will be good in it though!