Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Thursday Literary News Roundup (3)

The Thursday Literary News Roundup 

Blog Posts of Note:

I just loved this post by Amanda Rutter on on the accessibility of authors vs. 10, 15 or twenty years ago: The Ivory Tower meets Social Networking.  Does anybody else remember the days of writing an actually fan letter and hoping for a response?
Sarah from That Bookish Girl read and reviewed Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer - gave it five stars!

Have you ever checked out Cynthia and Kayla's blog You're Killing Me?  It's quite possibly one of the most entertaining and shoots-from-the-hip blogs that I follow - I love these girls!  Anywho, they just read and reviewed Like Clockwork by Bonnie Dee.  I love these snarky reviews.  Warning: if you have issues with swearing and Very Blunt and Unedited talk, don't click.  You may be offended.  I, however, loves it. 

Okay, have you ever read anything at the blog Forever YA?  If not, well, where you have beeeeeen?  These snarky lovelies crack my a#@ up every single time.  Loves them.  Loves.  Head on over and read their recent review on Disney's Avalon High adaptation.  Hilar(ious).  Again, like the ladies at You're Killing Me, do not read this blog if you are easily offended by language and Very Blunt and Unedited talk.

Oh, again with Forever YA - Meghan gave a lovely review of Threads by Sophia Bennett.  Very favorable, and you must read the comments!  And I quote,
"i am SERIOUSLY impressed that this book turned out to be good, because that cover? it looks like the sisterhood of the traveling pants threw up on it." 

Kristina over at the Frazzled Book Nommer wrote a grand review of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.


Awww, love this - take a look at Karissa's Book Review - in honor of Turkey Day, she wrote  down the books she is most thankful for - now, how do you like that?

Rachel at Parajunkee's View gave an abfab review of  Sin's Daughter by Eve Silver.  PJ says this one is an 18+ read.


Go check out Allison's review of Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky at The Allure of Books - I'm adding this to my TBR pile now!

Missie at the Unread Read gave a solid review on Heist Society by Ally Carter - first book in a new series! 

Articles to Read:

Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and the upcoming Where She Went, wrote a great article for NPR - check it out: "Oh, To Be Young: The Year's Best Teen Reads"

CBC Book Club just interviewed Sarah at ForverYA and Melissa of YABookshelf.  Kudos to them - great job!

Great article from Publishers Weekly on adult romance authors writing YA novels: "Romance Authors Go PG With YA

ABC Aussie reports that Dymocks Booksellers might move operations offshore due to competition from online sales: "Book battle: Dymocks considers offshore option"

Oh. My. Geeodd.  Check out this New York Times article on what might be the freaking raddest bookstore I've ever seen!!! 

The UK's Guardian reports on a fantastical new storefront/outreach effort by author Nick Hornby aimed at encouraging and increasing children's interest in reading and writing - you have to check this out - it's wonderful!

Absolutely wonderful interview from the Wall Street Journal with Stuart Craig, the wonderful man who created the amazing set of the Harry Potter movies - you'll never guess what's his favorite scene from DH part one: "Bringing a Wizard's Dark World to Life"

The New York Times announced its "100 Notable Books of 2010".  How many have you read?

Buzz: Books & Otherwise

Ahhhhh!!!  Biggest news ever!  The cover for the new Sookie Stackhouse book was just released yesterday!  Love it!  For more, go to Charlaine Harris' website.  I can see how the title was almost Dead Letters!  Think she'll release a Christmas time first chapter like she's done before?

 If you live under a rock like I do, then you may not have heard that the book trailer highly anticipated Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton was released - check it out!

Amazon Book Trailer: Tyger Tyger from chris loope on Vimeo.

The book cover for the third installment in Simone Elkeles' Perfect Chemistry trilogy was released - what do you think?

Heard some noise on a March 2011 offering - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.  Laurie Halse Anderson's has a good quote on the website, which is enough to attract my interest. 

That's it for this week, kids!  More news and fun stuff to come next week!

If you have any thoughts or suggestions for The Thursday Literary New Roundup, feel free to comment or email me at


  1. Thanks for sharing this weeks news. I love the trailer for Tyger Tyger :)

  2. Thanks for the shout out chick! Appreciate it.

  3. My pleasure! I'm a news junkie - gotta spread the love!


  4. That's probably the most gorgeous Sookie cover yet. I think this is the first pink one? Very nice.

    And Tyger Tyger was so good, glad to see the trailer's getting good buzz!

    Thanks again for the shout-out :3

  5. Ahh! I was reading through the list and was like, "Hey wait! That sounds familiar". Duhh, me; I'm a bit slow. Thanks for the mention. <3

    Anyway, this news roundup is one of the best things I've come across. I haven't nearly read all of the links yet, but I'm determined to do so right after I click post. ;)

  6. So glad you like it, Kristina! I have a good time putting it together. No problem on the mention - hope you got some traffic from it!