~ Jonathan Maberry, speculative fiction author, has a fantastic guest post up at Crowe’s Nest, in which he deftly explains the genres of pre-apocalyptic, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian fiction.
~ Author Terri Guiliano Long, author of In Leah’s Wake: Thanks to you: How book bloggers sparked the indie publishing revolution
~ Chrisbookarama: We Just Want to Read – Some excellent thoughts on the funding cuts currently plaguing libraries, along with publishers pulling out of electronic content sites like Overdrive.
~ My Friend Amy: The Growing Relationship Between Books and Television – About the new(ish) trend of TV series adapted from books.
~ Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?: Legit – Survey says people buy books after reading about them on book blogs. Who knew? ~wink~ All kidding aside, it’s nice to have some firm numbers to confirm the value of book blogging.
Reviews and blog posts that have me adding to my to-read list:
~ State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, reviewed by Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This
~ The Orchard by Theresa Weir, reviewed by Kathy at Bermudaonion
~ The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney, reviewed by Jen at Devourer of Books
~ Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks, reviewed by Kristen at BookNAround
~ Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn, reviewed by Tasha at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, & Books
~ The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, reviewed by Melissa at The Avid Reader’s Musings
~ The Condition by Jennifer Haigh, reviewed by Sheila at Book Journey
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