Bookish links for Saturday, September 15, 2012

Author news:

~ Scott Westerfeld has posted a fantastic essay on Teens and Dystopias.

~ I know this is old news, but I still can’t get over it: British crime writer R.J. Ellory caught writing fake Amazon reviews of his own books!

~ For all you Kinsey Millhone fans, In January, Sue Grafton is releasing a book of previously unpublished Kinsey stories.

~ Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theater is producing an adaptation of Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. I wish I lived in Seattle, because this is one of my favorite books.

~ This is a lot of fun: British Crime Writers, Glaring. Coincidentally, the first photo is of R.J. Ellory. Maybe he’s mad he got caught?

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

~ A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, mentioned in Bryan’s Sunday Salon post

~ Need by Carrie Jones, reviewed by Candace at Beth Fish Reads

~ The Language of Sisters by Amy Hatvany, reviewed by Swapna at S. Krishna’s Books

~ The Roma Sub Rosa series by Stephen Saylor, mentioned by Bryan for BBAW

~ Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gootch Hummer, mentioned by Meg for BBAW

~ The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, reviewed by Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves

~ Before the Poison by Peter Robinson, reviewed by SuziQ at Whimpulsive

~ Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, reviewed by Irish at Ticket to Anywhere

Book to movie news:

~ Jeffrey Wright cast as Beetee in Casting Fire.

~ David Slade will direct a film adaptation of Ally Condie’s Matched.

~ Dreamworks has acquired the film rights to YA fantasy Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

~ Divergent film has a release date in March of 2014.

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2 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, September 15, 2012

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Heee, heee. I love it when I can add to someone’s wish list!