Bookish links for Saturday, June 16, 2012

Audiobook Week 2012 is coming up, and Jen has posted the daily discussion topics, plus more details on how to participate. I am so excited – this has become one of my favorite book blogging events of the year! I have an interview lined up with an audiobook narrator, and I have been saving audiobook reviews for that week. I hope many of you will join in the fun. šŸ™‚

Author news:

~ John Green on BEA

~ For any of you who would like to dip into some of Wendell Berry’s work, I found links to four of his short stories that haven’t been published in his short fiction collection: The Requirement; Stand By Me; Early Education; and Fly Away, Breath.

Discussion starters:

~ Life in the Thumb: What? You didn’t care for my honest review?

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

~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, reviewed by Melissa at Avid Reader’s Musings

~ First They Killed My Father by Luong Ung, reviewed by Kathy at Bermudaonion

~ The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books

Book to movie news:

~ Paramount acquires the screen rights to Libba Bray’s novel The Diviners – and it isn’t even out in print yet.

~ It’s funny, but right after I ran across Melissa’s review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (see link above), I saw that Entertainment Weekly had posted the trailer of the film edition, costarring Emma Watson. Now I really need to read it!

Other bookish links:

~ I love Nathan Fillion as an actor, and now I love him as a reader, too.

~ Sync, a web site dedicated to YA lit in audiobook form, is giving away two free audiobook downloads a week during the summer. This week’s offerings are The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch, and the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. The cast of the Steinbeck includes Burn Notice‘s Jeffrey Donovan, so you know I had to download it! I’m looking forward to the Hirsch, too.

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8 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, June 16, 2012

  1. Thanks for highlighting audiobook week! I’m so excited, can’t wait!

  2. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Thanks for linking to my review. I hope you love the book if you get to read it.

  3. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    I had the same reaction when I seen that Perks Of Being A Wallflower was going to be a movie! It was on my radar last year to read for banned book week and I never got to it! Now I must!!!

  4. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12

    I’m excited about Audiobook Week too! I love that you saw the EW trailer right after my review. Sometimes I feel like the universe is just telling me it’s time to check out a specific book!