Bookish links for Saturday, April 14, 2012

I apologize for the lack of a links post last Saturday – I was simply too tired and busy from Spring Break and Easter plans. I really wanted to post, though, to share with you that I have been sucked into the completely-addicting-experience-slash-time-suck that is:

If you’ll notice, I’ve added a red P to my left sidebar – clicking on it will take you to my Pinterest profile, where you can follow my boards. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, turn and run while you still can. 😉

Author news:

~ Trisha at Eclectic / Eccentric has an interview with Ready Player One author Ernest Cline.

~ Just in case you’ve been living under a rock and missed this news: J.K. Rowling’s new book is The Casual Vacancy and will be released in September. I think the premise sounds interesting and I’m very glad that it is completely different than Harry.

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

~ A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy (I’ve been meaning to read this since finishing up the Chaos Walking Trilogy, but this review had me moving it to the top of the list.)

~ The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos, reviewed by Arti at Ripple Effects

~ The Cove by Ron Rash, reviewed by Dar at Peeking Between the Pages

~ The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue, reviewed at An Adventure in Reading

~ Ashfall by Mike Mullin, reviewed by Michelle at Galleysmith

~ Mariana by Susanna Kearsley, reviewed by Nancy at Bookfoolery and Babble

~ Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge, reviewed by Kathy at Bermudaonion

~ Small Damages by Beth Kephart, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy

Book awards:

~ The 2012 Hugo Award Finalists have been announced – and I’m excited to see Deadline by Mira Grant among the nominees for Best Novel. I’m reading it right now, and it is as engrossing as Feed, the first novel in the series.

Book to movie news:

~ The film adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall has a director.

~ Gary Ross will not direct Catching Fire – I find this concerning, because he gives his reason as too tight of a schedule to write and film and meet the November 2013 release date. Are they going to rush and screw it up? On the other hand, I know they are under a deadline because Jennifer Lawrence is under contract to film the second X-Men: First Class movie, and so they need to wrap in a certain time frame. I am going to keep my fingers crossed that whoever takes over doesn’t royally screw it up.

~ Alden Ehrenreich takes over the role of Ethan in the Beautiful Creatures movie.

Other bookish links:

~ The Guardian: How to reorganize your bookshelf using the honesty system

~ Author Emily St. John Mandel via The Millions: The ———-‘s Daughter – An essay on the trend in book titles.

~ Chicago Tribune: Audiobooks – are they really the same as reading?

~ Stop You’re Killing Me! – I know I’ve highlighted this site before, but it’s been a while, and I find it so helpful when it comes to finding the order of titles in a mystery series. You can search by author (i.e. Charles Todd) or by character (i.e. Bess Crawford), and find a complete list of titles by publication date.

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

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Thanks for the link to my review! I’m going to check out that interview with Ernest Cline!

  2. Kailana says:

    Welcome to Pinterest! I just followed you. 🙂 I use mine as a book wish list… I read reviews on blogs and just pin them until I want to buy books, request from library, etc… It’s so easy!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kelly – I’m finding I’m using it mostly for bookish things – and recipes. Lots of good stuff there!

  3. Darlene says:

    Thanks for the link to my review Carrie! I hope you get to read The Cove. It’s fantastic. I’m looking forward to reading more of his work.

    I got an invite to Pinterest but haven’t figured out what I’m doing yet. I haven’t even gotten past the Facebook part because I didn’t really want to change to a timeline but I guess I will. Just what I need though is another suck of my time. lol.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Darlene – you’re welcome! I turned down a review copy of The Cove, and now I’m really kicking myself! Pinterest is a lot of fun – and I’ve gotten some great recipes from it.

  4. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12

    Yay for Pinterest. I just started following you. It’s a time suck, but it can be a good resource too.