Bookish links for Saturday, June 29, 2013

It’s been ages since I’ve done a links post, so some of these links are old news, but since I found them worthy of saving weeks ago, I decided to share them anyway. Perhaps some of you missed them the first time around. 🙂

Author news:

~ Stephen King share his picks for Today’s Sizzling Summer Reads

~ King also penned a letter to his fans defending the changes made in the Under the Dome TV series. I was a bit bummed by the changes, but I’m going to give it a couple more episodes.

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

~ The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas, reviewed by Michelle at That’s What She’s Read

~ A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams, reviewed by Wendy at Caribousmom

~ Beholding Bee by Kimberly Newton Fusco, reviewed by Candace at Beth Fish Reads

~ Orleans by Sherri Smith, reviewed by Sherry at Semicolon

Book lists:

~ Amazon has created a summer reading list that will take you everywhere: Around the World in 80 Books

Book to movie news:

~ There’s a new trailer for the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film adaptation.

~ Lauren Oliver’s YA novel Panic is snagged by Universal Pictures in a bidding war. I panicked, wondering how I had never even heard of this book? Turns out it isn’t even out yet.

~ Buzzfeed: 14 Books to Read Before They Hit the Big Screen

~ Tim Burton is set to direct a film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children – Another book I’ve yet to read!

~ Julianne Moore is considering the role of President Coin in Mockingjay – what do you think?

Other bookish links:

~ SYNC is once again offering free audiobook downloads for the summer: one YA title paired with a classic each week.

~ A Letter From Jen Campbell: Dear Children in My Bookshop

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12 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, June 29, 2013

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    thanks for the shout-out — and for alerting me to some reviews I missed.

  2. Wendy says:

    I always love your book links posts! Thanks for including my book review 🙂

  3. Just watched the trailer – very spoilery I thought!!!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Rhapsody – I guess I didn’t think about that, since I’ve read the book. Sorry!

  4. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the link to my review! It was such a good book; I know you are going to enjoy it!

    Julianna Moore is not cutthroat enough to play President Snow. She needs to be ruthless. A younger Dame Judy Dench would work for me.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Michelle – Yes, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Julianne Moore do cutthroat. 🙂

  5. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I always love King’s summer reads. I really do trust him…he has his finger on the pulse of pop culture and what’s hot (even if some of it is his son’s work!) I know he loves his manfiction (the Prey series in this case, but he does love his Jack Reacher too). I am about halfway through Life After Life right now and I am SO loving it.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I always love his suggested reading lists in EW! And I knew you would love Life After Life.

  6. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    I think that King has some valid points, and I would hazard to say that things that happen in books do not always make for great television or movies…they just don’t translate as well.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Serena – I agree – sometimes the changes are necessary. I think, though, that when I love a book, I want to see it on the screen how I imagined it in my head, and so I make for a hard audience for adaptations.