Bookish links for Saturday, January 11, 2014

Author news:

~ Huffington Post: Dean Koontz Video Interview – A Heartwarming Ode to Books and Reading

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

~ This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett, reviewed by Vasilly at 1330v

~ The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan, reviewed by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

~ Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy

~ Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, also reviewed by Amy

~ Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, mentioned by Candace at Beth Fish Reads in her “Rounding Out the Year” post

~ The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, also reviewed by Candace

~ And yet another one from CandaceThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

~ The Human by Matt Haig, reviewed by Michelle at That’s What She Read

~ The Last Train to Paris by Michele Zackheim, reviewed by Anna at Diary of an Eccentric

Book to movie news:

~ Gone Girl‘s ending rewritten for movie adaptation – What do you think of this? I’m really surprised, as the ending was the thing that stuck with me the most about this book.

~ 2014’s Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

~ 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

Other bookish links:

~ Huffington Post: What Your Favorite Children’s Book Series Says About You

~ The Independent: Brain function boosted for days after reading a novel

~ The Washington Post: A search-and-rescue mission at the bookstore

Non-bookish links of interest:

~ I’ve signed up for Letterboxd, a web site to track movie viewing throughout the year. My user name is “booksandmovies,” if you want to connect there.

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12 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, January 11, 2014

  1. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Ha!! So happy to bring some good books your way. Amy’s been adding to my list too. Oh thanks for the link to the Koontz article. I missed that — looks like it’s something I’ll like. (off to check it out)

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I saw that article about the books to read before the movie comes out. I’ve read half of them, and I think I will pass on Vampire Academy…

    I just followed you on Letterboxd!!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I followed you back. And I think I’ll pass on Vampire Academy, too. 🙂

  3. Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly

    Yay! I’m always glad when I make your list! 🙂 If you ever read the Patchett book, I hope you enjoy it.

  4. Yay, I think you’d really really like Sorta Like a Rock Star!!!

    I like the idea of a change to Gone Girl, it keeps it fresh? Like one of the things I’ve been wondering about her adaptations is that the element of surprise will be gone. But rewriting the ending means it won’t be and since Flynn did it I have hope it will be good? Who knows? Film adaptations usually are a disappointment anyway.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Amy – yes, I’m hoping since Flynn wrote it, that it will add to, rather than take away from, the experience of the book.

  5. What’s sad is I’ve actually made a rather long list of books I want to read before the movies come out this year. LOL There are so many! I should just wait until they come out on video so I can read at my leisure. We’ll see at the end of the year how I do. I have read a few of the books that are coming out: Gone Girl and The Hundred Foot Journey, for starters. And of course, The Hobbit and Mockingjay, along with some of the children’s book titles.

    I hope you do get a chance to read The Day the Falls Stood Still.

  6. stacybuckeye says:

    I meant to sign up for Letterboxd when Sandy mentioned it. Thanks for the reminder!