Items of Interest: Links that Caught My Attention This Week


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Amy from My Friend Amy, Swapna from S. Krishna Books and Jen from Devour of Books teamed up to do a mini blog tour of A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick.  Now that’s some action I would love to been a part of, I have been coveting that book for quite some time.  Lucky for me I ordered a copy last week and mine should arrive tomorrow. I am so excited because from the looks of their reviews this one is as good as it gets. While I wait for my copy check out their reviews at: My Friend Amy ~ S. Krishna Books ~ Devour Books

Beth over at Beth Fish Reads alternately read and listened to the audio books of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why (an effort that I am thinking of duplicating when I read The Wizard of Oz for Weekly Geeks this week), a technique which she believes heightened the experience of reading the book.  I have this one on my shelves; I picked it up at a used bookstore a couple of months ago and haven’t gotten to it yet.  Beth’s reviews has moved it up in the pile.  Make sure to stop by and read her review, you might end up adding something else to the tbr pile.

April is National Poetry Month and Carrie over at Books and Movies has an excellent post up about her favorite poets and poetry collections. She even has even shared a few of the actual poems in her post.  It doesn’t get any easier than that.  Go and get some poetry into your life!

Wendi at Wendi’s Book Corner reviewed Married by Mistake by Abby Gaines.  How do you do that?  No doubt, I would read this one for the title alone.

Jenny at Jenny’s Wonderland of Books hosted The March Carnival of Children’s Literature which included my review of The Wednesday Witch, by Ruth Chew.  I often don’t have anything to contribute, so it was nice for me to be able to participate.  I read a book that my cousin Nia gave me, so I might be able to do it again soon.


April 1st has come and gone but it’s not too late for you to be and April Fool.  Shelly over at Write For A Reader has got a ton of books that she is giving away for her April Fool’s contest.  The Turnaround by George Pelecanos and No Matter What by Lisa Nichols to name a few.  I’m not telling you anything else beside the deadline to enter is April 22nd.  Go on over and see for yourself.

Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness is doing a great giveaway for Buy A Friend a Book Week.  I told her that I might need to borrow her idea.  I’m waiting for permission. 🙂  Go check out her super fun giveaway.

Amanda over at Life and Times of a New Yorker also has a great pay-it-forward type giveaway going on.

We’re all feeling so generous.  Check out my giveaways: here and here.

Book Blog Search Sites & Search Engines

One of the first places I go to when I am looking for reviews, book bloggers and links is Here Be (Book)Reviews.  Anysia of Booklorn has done such an awesome job in organizing the site and keeping it running.

Fyrefly’s Book Blog has an great  Book Blog Search, that I just found out about as I worked on Weekly Geeks last week.  If you’re ever looking for links to add to your reviews or just reviews in general that’s the spot to go.

Another good place to look for books, bloggers, and links is Saturday Review of Books, hosted every Saturday by Sherry over at Semicolon Blog.  The amount of links posted every Saturday is a site to behold.

Bookish Topics

Lisa over at Minds Alive on the Shelves wrote an interesting post on an article that she read about fiction helping us to understand ourselves and others.  I agree with that.  Tim O’Brien Played around with the idea that to tell the truth we have to tell a story in his novel The Things They Carried.  It was a great book and I agree so much that fiction can make sense of circumstances, facts and the truth.

Find anything interesting in your internet travels this week? Leave me a link.

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