Bookish links for Saturday, August 3, 2013

Author news:

~ The New York Times: Stephen King’s Family Business

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

~ Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton, reviewed at The Angry Grey Cat Reads

Book lists:

~ 95 Young Adult Books to Read This Summer Instead of Reading Harry Potter Again

~ 25 Adult Books for Fans of YA

Book to movie/TV news:

~ Check out some photos from the Maze Runner set – I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

~ Disney/Weinstein will adapt the Artemis Fowl series for film

~ Here’s the trailer for the film version of Shannon Hale’s Austenland.

~ Sam Heughan has been cast as Jamie Fraser in the Starz mini-series version of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. Here’s a picture:


~ Fox has ordered a series pilot based on the graphic novel League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

~ Angelina Jolie is directing the film version of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.

~ Ben Affleck will play Nick and Rosamund Pike will play Amy in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

Other bookish links:

~ New York Times article on audiobooks: Actors Today Don’t Just Read for the Part, Reading IS the Part

~ The Smithsonian: Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age

~ Ever wanted to see a 12-foot sculpture of Mr. Darcy?

~ What reader species are you?

~ Flavorwire: 50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit

~ Chicago Tribune: What your ‘unread books’ list reveals

~ Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins makes an appearance in this comic

~ Buzzfeed: 19 Book Cover Cliches

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4 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, August 3, 2013

  1. Karen says:

    Gone Girl may be filming in my mom’s town. One of the location directors approached her about possibly using her house in the film. I guess that is one way to get me to come visit… a chance to see Reese Witherspoon and/or Ben Affleck! LOL

  2. stacybuckeye says:

    Not sure how I feel about Jamie. I am happy to see Outlander will be a series though.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Stacy – I don’t know anything about him as an actor, but have seen some pictures since he dyed his hair that I like. And I know Diana Gabaldon is over the moon happy with his casting, so I’m hoping it will be okay. I wish they would hurry up and announce Claire!