Bookish links for Saturday, August 31, 2013

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

~ Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, reviewed by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

~ Defending Jacob by William Landay, also reviewed by Wendy

~ Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck, reviewed by Kathy at Bermudaonion

~ The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker, reviewed by Candace at Beth Fish Reads

~ Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason, which Candace also mentioned

Book lists:

~ 19 Contemporary British Novels You Need to Read Now

Book to movie news:

~ Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro to star in film adaptation of Ann Leary’s The Good House

~ Meryl’s going to be busy – she’s also set to play the Chief Elder in The Giver.

~ Twilight team to produce Life After Life for Lionsgate – I’m really confused as to how this could be done as a movie. Or, at least, done well.

Other bookish links:

~ The New York Times: Fallen Idols – Sometimes it’s better not to know much about a favorite author’s personal life.

~ Flavorwire: The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers

~ 7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

~ The Atlantic Wire: Audiobooks Have Become Cool

~ 8 Actors on Books and Reading

~ Huffington Post: Why We’d Be Screwed if Young Adult Books Were Real

~ Buzzfeed: 17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

I’ll leave you with trailers for two upcoming film adaptations – How I Live Now and The Book Thief:

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16 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, August 31, 2013

  1. A dangerous post indeed! I am so looking forward to The Book Thief πŸ™‚

  2. Belle Wong
    Twitter: msbookish

    Great list of links, Carrie! I’ve just added The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic to my to-read list – thanks!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Belle – doesn’t it look terrific? I’m really hoping my library gets it, since my book budget is nil right now.

  3. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I genuinely think my head is going to explode from all these book to movie adaptations! OMG! And I enjoyed that article about not really needing to know anything personal about our favorite authors. I fear it would completely ruin the experience if I knew these guys were asshats.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – LOL – your comment makes me laugh! I just finished Jincy Willett’s The Writing Class, and the phrase “assiest asshat in Assville” is a significant plot point. Until your comment, that’s the first time I’d heard that term. πŸ™‚

  4. irene says:

    I didn’t venture to all the links, too many good books, but thank you for collecting such a great list.

  5. JoAnn @Lakeside Musing
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    I loved the audiobook and can’t wait for The Good House movie! I’m sure Meryl Streep will make a wonderful Hildy.

  6. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    Oh, I bet The Good House will be a great movie! Thanks for the link love.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – I’m really looking forward to it! The plot is simple enough that they shouldn’t need to really mess with it much, and if they just get the characters right, it’ll be great.

  7. Jeane says:

    I always like looking through your bookish links. Such interesting reading you’ve pointed me towards, today!

  8. I hope you do enjoy Orphan Train and Defending Jacob when you get to them, Carrie.

    I always enjoy your links!