Bookish links for Saturday, February 16, 2013

Before I share links with you, I have to tell you a bit about one of my current reads. 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White was written by a friend mine that I used to do theater with in college. I will be doing a full review later, but I will say now that it is a terrific read. You don’t have to simply take my word for it, however, check out what author Cory Doctorow has to say.

Author news:

~ For all of you fellow Maze Runner fans, James Dashner has a new series planned called The Morality Doctrine. The first book, The Eye of Minds will be released in October. You can see the cover here.

~ It seems like I have been waiting forever for Jamie Ford’s second novel! (His first book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was brilliant.) Good news – Songs of Willow Frost will be released in September.

Discussion starters:

~ Book Journey: Audiobooks – Abridged or Unabridged – What’s the Difference?

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

~ The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab, reviewed by Sherry at Semicolon

~ The Color of Milk by Neil Leyshon, reviewed by Wendy at Caribousmom

~ The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy

Book lists:

~ Kirkus: 10 Teen Books Adults Shouldn’t Resist

Book to movie/TV news:

~ The first episode of CBS’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome will air June 24th.

~ Shailene Woodley will play Tris in the film adaptation of Divergent. Kate Winslet is also in talks for a role – maybe Jeanine?

~ Emma Roberts will play Lena in the Fox television adaptation of Delirium. Hmmmmmm…….

Other bookish links:

~ If I was in Britain, I would definitely be purchasing some Jane Austen stamps.

~ The New York Times: Giving Mom’s Book Five Stars? Amazon May Cull Your Review

~ Have you seen the cover of a new edition of Anne of Green Gables? L.M. Montgomery must be rolling over in her grave.

Non-bookish links of interest:

~ Have you ever wondered what a Downton Abbey/One Direction mash-up would sound like? Be sure and watch to the end for the “Na, na, na…” section:

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11 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, February 16, 2013

  1. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    The new cover of Annie of Green Gables is awful! It looks like the publisher is trying to get boys to read the series, not girls. Great links!

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I’m all over Emma Robert and Shailene Woodley. Good choices!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I loved Woodley in The Descendants – I haven’t seen Emma Roberts enough to have an opinion on that one yet.

  3. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    Great links – I am off to check out the books and so excited to see what books have inspired movies! Not sure I can watch the Downton Abbey clip – is it an actual clip from the show? I am watching Season Three right now and have not seen any of the newer ones… 🙂

  4. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads

    I am so glad to hear that there is finally a release date for the new Jamie Ford book

  5. Michelle says:

    That “cover” is hilarious! I’m going to be singing that for the rest of the night. I do love the substitution of “flabbergasted” instead of “overwhelmed”. And the “na na” part? Priceless. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m not even going to discuss the new Anne cover. Sacriligeous doesn’t even begin to describe it.