Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Month of Bookish Finds

I haven't had much time for reading or blogging while in the midst of moving, but when I did have a few free moments, I still tried to keep up with my blog reading. I may have skipped over a few more posts than usual, but I didn't want to feel totally cut-off from the book blogosphere even though I wasn't contributing anything myself. I've collected some of my favorite articles and posts from the past month and am sharing what I feel are the best of the best. Hopefully the list won't get so long if I get back in the habit of weekly posts!
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Love in the Time of Cholera1. Lauren Oliver shared her list of favorite love stories over on Bookish.

2. Given my lack of reading time recently, I can especially relate to The Perpetual Page Turner's post Look At Them All! They're Mocking Me! -- Too many books and too little time is a common dilemma for many of us readers and bloggers, but there are certainly worse problems to have! The clip Jamie posted from Two & a Half Men is just awesome.

3. Those of us with bookshelves full of unread books can also appreciate this post from The Paris Review featuring an exhibit titled "The Library of Unborrowed Books" at Manhattan's Art in General gallery. Truly fascinating!

4. Poorly done love triangles are a common gripe among readers, but Clear Eyes, Full Shelves dedicated a post to Tangled Like/Love/Lust That Doesn't Suck. I most definitely need to check some of these out!

5. On a related note, Christina Reads YA wrote a great post on How to End a Love Triangle that I think many of us would appreciate.

Something Like Normal6. If you're a fan of Trish Doller's Something Like Normal, you have to check out Real Men Read YA's review and subsequent rap battle with the author in the post's comments. It was epic. It was truly Something Like Freaking Awesome.

7. And I already shared my excitement for the cover reveal and upcoming publication of Trish Doller's sophmore novel Where the Stars Still Shine, but I was caught off guard (in the best way possible!) that she has another book in the works, Acadia Falls that will be published in the fall of 2014. Now I'm even more excited!

8. Flavorwire complied a gallery of 20 Embarrassingly Bad Book Covers for Classic Novels. These are just truly awful. Why? Why? WHY would they do this to these poor books?!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)9. One of Cuddlebuggery's latest In 10 Lines posts was dedicated to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. There are definitely spoilers, but if you've read the book, it's a pretty great feature. I also enjoyed their Hunger Games post.

10. The girls of Makeshift Bookmark are taking a step back from blogging, but continuing to post on their new tumblr. They reblogged (I think that is the appropriate term -- tumblr still confuses me, I must admit) this incredibly awesome Harry Potter April Fool's prank. So. Awesome.

11. I was very intrigued by the cover reveal for David Levithan's upcoming book, Two Boys Kissing. I haven't read any of his previous books, but have heard such good things about most of them. You don't see a cover like this everyday and I'm happy to see some boundaries being broken. This shouldn't be controversial, but unfortunately it is in some circles. Kudos to the author and publisher for sticking with this cover though, I think it was a smart move and will have a lot of support in the reading community.

13 comments:

  1. Great stuff this month! Glad you're back!

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  2. I LOVE everything in this post. That video from The Perpetual Page Turner had me laughing for days. I can't believe I never put her post up on my blog!

    I'm still waiting on my letter from Hogwarts! That was the BEST prank ever! Thank you for sharing and making my day complete.

    Good to see you back! :)

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    1. Thanks Kay! The crowd of owls with response letters was just the icing on the cake!

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  3. OMG that rap! AMAZING! Yours was awesome, btw. I'm totally intregued about the book now.

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    1. Thanks Sus! Trish Doller is definitely one of my new favorite YA authors. I don't read a lot of contemporary YA, but her debut novel was great & I am so excited for her next two books that are scheduled for publication. She's also such a great sport for participating in something like that rap battle which was so much fun! Real Men Read YA is definitely a new favorite blog of mine since it's so different from other blogs I read & you just never know what he might post!

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  4. Aw, thanks for the shout-out for my love triangle post!

    And, I too am soooooo excited for all of Trish Doller's books. She's the best.

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    1. Oh you're so welcome, Sarah! Thanks for stopping by & glad to hear from another Trish Doller fan :)

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  5. Loved the Trish Dollar raptastic review! :-)

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  6. I started Love in the Time of Cholera last year and never finished it. I am going to check out each one of these links now. Thanks!

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  7. This website is so cool and full of constructive information. Keep sharing and I will always support to such a great blog posts

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