Bookish links for Saturday, January 21, 2012

Discussion starters:

~ Caribousmom: Blogger Impact – inspired by author Beth Kephart’s editorial, The Value Rubric: Do Book Bloggers Really Matter?

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

~ The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye, mentioned by author Laurie King on Facebook

~ Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski, reviewed by Julie at Book Hooked Blog

~ The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, reviewed by Katy at A Few More Pages

Book to movie news:

~ The screenplay for the film adaptation of Catching Fire will not be written by Suzanne Collins. Uh, oh…

Other bookish links:

~ Mystery Writers of America announces the 2012 Edgar Award Nominees

~ Are you a fan of the British television series Downton Abbey? If so, publishers have a suggested reading list for you.

~ Penguin is pulling their audiobooks from library download site, Overdrive. After Brilliance Audio pulled the same thing, I’m wondering about the future availability of downloadable audiobooks at the library.

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15 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 21, 2012

  1. Marleen Kennedy
    Twitter: Marleen (Meentje63)

    I should be getting a review copy of The Gods of Gotham in the mail one of these days and I’m really looking forward to it since I read lots of positive comments about this book.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Marleen – I requested an ARC of Gods of Gotham from Shelf Awareness – fingers crossed!

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Oh no! I had no idea that Brilliance Audio pulled their audiobooks from the library or that Penguin just did the same thing! I don’t listen to audiobooks that much but many readers depend on them especially those with vision problems. What is going on with these companies? I don’t see library patrons going out and buying more audiobooks because the library doesn’t have them. They’re just too expensive sometimes.

    Great links, Carrie.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      V – I know – to purchase an unabridged audiobook costs a lot – usually around 50 bucks – no way can I do that! Hopefully, my library will continue to purchase Penguin audio on CD and I will have to rip them to my computer.

  3. Wendy says:

    I think the Gods of Gotham looks terrific – I hope to get a copy to read one of these days!

    Thanks for the linky love 🙂

  4. Sherry Early says:

    That’s really too bad about Penguin pulling out of the audiobook library market. I think they’re making a marketing mistake. I don’t know how many times I hear about people
    “reading” a book in one format (audio, ebook, print) and then buying it in another to enjoy it in a different way, but it’s a lot.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sherry – I do, too – there are books that I initially listened to on audio that I now own in print.

  5. Robin McCormack
    Twitter: robnmccormack

    How sad it is that I don’t recognize any of the books on the Mystery writers list of nominees. And I read all kinds of mysteries. Thanks for the links.

  6. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    I have not tried downloading audios at my library (yet)… but I certainly plan(ned) to. Thanks for the links Carrie… much to check out this week!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sheila – I am hoping they will continue to get Penguin titles on disc – it’s just a lot easier not to have to rip them to my computer before I transfer them to my MP3 player.

  7. Melissa
    Twitter: myeclecticbooks

    Oh no! I can’t afford to purchase audiobooks:(

  8. Terri M says:

    Just finished the God of Gotham and loved it! The writing is magical and I am in love with Timothy Wilde! fortunately I see on the author’s website that a sequel is in the works. the unexpected nature of how Timothy’s relationships pan out elevates this book above a historical mystery/romance and reveals so much human-ness!