Bookish links for Saturday, January 28, 2012

Author news:

~ 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

~ Neil Gaiman posted a speech he once gave on three authors who influenced his life and work: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton.

Discussion starters:

~ 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

Other bookish links:

~ Flavorwire: 15 Famous Authors’ Beautiful Estates

~ Three days left to vote for the March read-along book!

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10 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 28, 2012

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Thanks for the mention! That was such a good book. And Kathy did convince me to order The Orchard from the library. I couldn’t hold out any longer!

  2. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    The Worst Hard Time sounds like my kind of book! I hope you’re having a great weekend, Carrie!

  3. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    YAY!!!! Book links! Thanks Carrie 🙂 I love this!

  4. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Thanks for linking to my review. I hope you love the book as much as I did.

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12

    Oh man, you’ve got me adding to my TBR list with all those links. So many books, so little time!