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