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.
~ 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.
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.