Bookish links for Saturday, May 25, 2013

Author news:

~ British author Sebastian Faulks will continue Wodehouse’s Jeeves books. I don’t like this. I think Jeeves lives on just fine in Wodehouse’s work. I’m a bit stuffy about this kind of thing, though. I guess I should just be glad it’s not Jeeves vs. the Zombies.

Discussion starters:

~ My Friend Amy: The person I wish I was

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

~ The Other Typist by Susanne Rindell, reviewed by Jen at Devourer of Books

~ The Program by Suzanne Young, reviewed by Michelle at That’s What She Read

Book to movie news:

~ Entertainment Weekly has some of the concept art for the film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner – I can’t wait!

~ Robert Redford is set to direct Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods. I’ve been meaning to read it for ages; guess I better hurry up.

~ Nicole Kidman to star in and produce adaptation of Kimberly McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia. I need to read this, too!

~ This trailer for James Franco’s adaptation of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying did not change my opinion that it is the book I want least to see on film.

Other bookish links:

~ Book Riot: Awesome bookish staircases

~ Thought Catalog: 8 signs you’re a book person

~ The New York Times: When books sing – Great article about audiobooks, though I was bummed to read he didn’t like Cassandra Campbell’s performance of The Burgess Boys, as she’s one of my favorite narrators. He gives lots of love to Simon Vance, though, so I suppose I forgive him.

~ Flavorwire: Incredible reading rooms around the world

~ Flavoriwire: The 20 most beautiful libraries on film and TV

I’ll leave you with the trailer for the film version of Ender’s Game:

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10 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, May 25, 2013

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    says:

    Oh I bet Redford does a great job with A Walk in the Woods. I haven’t yet read Wodehouse (I know! I should!) but I think we can let classic characters just be.

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I hadn’t heard they were making a movie of Reconstructing Amelia, although I’m not surprised. I need to read that! I need to read a lot of things! Not sure about Kidman though. She looks all weird these days…too much time under the knife I think.

  3. Yes you should definitely read Reconstructing Amelia. It’s a page turner!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amy – I have it on my to-read shelf – it will be up soon!

  4. Susan says:

    Holy Smokes. Redford is directing A Walk in the Woods? I hadnt heard. Wow. The first half of that book is quite funny. There’s an audio I listened to — (I think the author reads) that really cracked me up. You will like the audio. cheers

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Susan – I’ll have to look for it on audio – thanks!

  5. Melissa
    Twitter: avidreader12
    says:

    Oh my goodness I love those photos of libraries from movies!