Bookish links for Saturday, March 1, 2014

It has been a long, long time since I did a bookish links post! I have been saving them up, but haven’t had time to write an actual post. Tonight, however, I am (almost) alone in the house, with no commitments. It feels wonderful. :)

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

~ The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd, reviewed by Michelle at That’s What She Read. Also reviewed by Michelle: The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson, The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness, Archetype by M.D. Waters, The Martian by Andy Weir (I already ordered this one!), and The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon.

~ What Makes This Book So Great by Jo Walton, reviewed by Kelly at The Written World

~ The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, reviewed by Candace at Beth Fish Reads. Also reviewed by Candace: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash.

~ The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick, reviewed by Amy at My Friend Amy. Also reviewed by Amy: The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene.

~ Ripper by Isabel Allende, reviewed by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

~ Sisters of Mercy by Caroline Overington, reviewed by Marg at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

~ Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, reviewed by Vasilly at 1330v

~ Dangerous by Shannon Hale, reviewed by Sherry at Semicolon

Book lists:

~ The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors – I’ve read six of them. You?

~ Buzzfeed: 22 Books You Should Read Now Based on Your Childhood Favorites

Book to movie/TV news:

~ Entertainment Weekly: 30 Best Page-to-Screen Adaptations

~ New company working on American Gods TV series

~ The first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of Unbroken aired during the Olympics. I loved this book; can’t wait to see Zamperini’s story on the big screen!

Other bookish links:

~ Buzzfeed: Photos of babies recreating favorite books – Very cute.

~ The New York Times: Audiobooks and the Return of Storytelling

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8 Responses to Bookish links for Saturday, March 1, 2014

  1. Kailana says:

    What Makes This Book so Great is so good. I am happy you plan to read it! I am listening to Winter People on audio right now and it is so good! Actually, I want to read most of these, too!

  2. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    Thanks for including me in your list among such other good company!

  3. Trisha
    Twitter: Trish422
    says:

    I’ve read 5 of them. And I would like to say that I am thrilled Middlemarch made the list. I just loved that story when I read it in college.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Trisha – I finally read Middlemarch last year, and I agree – I loved it, too.

  4. Susan says:

    Hooray for Oscar night! Enjoy! It’s beats the weather which is frightful here too.