Saturday, February 21, 2009

This Week in Links

It's that time again! Some links you might enjoy! Mostly book related this week as I'm having to seriously cut down on time spent reading blogs.

News
You might think 3 billion dollars in federal funding would make a difference towards homelessness, but are you right? You might be surprised.

Seth weighs in on the new airport security and I have to say..I agree with him. El-creepola indeed!

Giveaways
Trish, proving her coolness again and again, is giving away a slanket. You should definitely check this giveaway out and learn just what a slanket is!

Twilight News
Yes, I just added a potential new category for you Twilight fans! Tracy brings you the latest in the continuning saga of the Twilight films. The drama oh the drama!


Book News and Chatter

Loved this article about persuading adults to read YA, since there are still many adults refusing to see the light. ;)

Liz discusses what books there are for Catholic children...I have to say this is an issue near and dear...if I were rich I would spend my days finding ways to fund the writing of books for children in every country so they could see themselves in the pages. I think of books with children of different faiths as part of that goal.

Tess Gerritsen offers up some advice to writers on what not to write about and Boswell and Books talk about different titles for different countries. (plus an interview with Chris Cleave)

This story reminds me of the importance of the freedom of speech and Kristin reminds us that it used to be much harder to be a writer with a gentle tribute to Christopher Nolan.

Ever wonder what kind of books get donated to the library? Wendy shares the scoop.

Book Reviews
The rate at which I add to my TBR pile is alarming. But here are some reviews some of my fellow bloggers would love for you to check out.
Jen reviewed The Sonnets and pointed out that she normally skips over poetry and songs in books..how about you? Go tell Jen what you do!

Beth reviewed this food memoir that looks really good. It seems to touch on many different aspects of the whole eating experience!

Speaking of food, Wendi reviewed Confetti Cakes for Kids..and while I don't have any little ones of my own, the picture of that cake made me hungry! Looks like a fun book.

Marta discovered a new favorite book of all time with While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky...I guess I'll have to check it out at some point!

Meanwhile, Kathy reviewed Very Valentine by Adrian Trigiani. I have never read anything by Trigiani though I know she's quite a popular author. Kathy's great review certainly made me want to read this one, though!

Just for Fun
Jen gave us some Oscar eye candy and I discovered that Shelly is not nearly as addicted to blogging as I am!!!

4 comments:

Nymeth said...

lol, loved that article on YA.

Krista said...

I'm 77% addicted to blogging... that's pretty bad, but I bet you still beat me! ;)

Rebecca said...

Here is my theory on YA novels- I don't go seeking it out normally because the novels that adults claim are wonderful reads do not begin to interest me. Harry Potter was pretty decent. Twilight doesn't interest me even a tiny bit. Chick lit barely interests me. Most of the time I crave very deep reads. YA lit is not typically deep enough. There has been the occasional light read for me, don't get me wrong, but it cannot sustain me. If you can recommend some books that are both YA and deep, I would be willing to give them a try. I never say never. :)

Amy said...

Nymeth...it was great, huh? :)

Krista...last time I took it I was in the 70's I reckon it would be much higher now!

Rebecca...well, depth is different to everyone! What do you mean by "deep"? Maybe I can make some recommendations.

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