Are you excited for this week's post? I'm excited enough for the both of us.
1. Fun and General Bookishness
I really, really like it when people talk about books that move them. 5 Minutes for Books didn't disappoint with their "On Reading" short essay about books that make them cry.
You just KNEW I'd have to post part two of Stacked's series about why guys don't read. So here it is. It's a little depressing, but, as I said in an email to a friend about this post, knowing the differences is half the battle.
Like a good swoon-fest? Check out Lit Drift's post on the 15 top instances of unrequited love in literature and chime in on the comments.
2. Book Reviews/Features
The Undercover Book Lover reviewed Never Bite a Boy on the First Date by Tamara Summers, and I want to read it for the title alone. Isn't that a really fantastic title? I'm such a sucker for clever titles or catchy covers.
Eric (actually Laura) at Pimp My Novel posted a link to EW's exclusive book trailer for Stephen King's upcoming book: Under the Dome. I may pass out with excitement over the anticipation of this book.
Eva posted a review of 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass. The book isn't perfect, she writes, "We don't get to know anyone other than [the main characters] very well, and all the parents are absolutely nebulous," but the premise of two best friends who share a birthday, but have a fight and then have to keep living their eleventh birthday over and over until they can overcome a long-ago family curse, made this MG fiction attention-getting for me.
3. Publishing Industry Tid-Bits
Laura also hooked us up with the good news that Anne Rice has declared that Angels are the future of science fiction. Forget vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Angels it is.
4. Book Blogger Highlights
This little gem that I ran across was hard to categorize because it's from an awesome blog, but the blog is the property of an author, and the blog series is about book covers. What to do? I went with the easiest, and put it here in the "Book Blogger" section. All that back-story was so I could say, "The Story Siren pointed out a cool feature this week, and you should check out the blog from Melissa Walker. She has a series called Cover Stories where authors stop by and tell about the story of how their covers were selected for their books. Pretty cool. My recent fave was for Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga (because I love his books)."
Congrats to 100 Scope Notes for getting recognized as one of the 10 best Kid Lit blogs by School Library Journal.
There are some cool Christmas gift exchanges in the Book Blogging community. Kristi @ The Story Siren did a round-up of a couple for you to check out.
A Little What... What - I love Napster credits. Below is my most recent investments (as illustrated via Wordle.net). [image: Wordle: Napster Credits]
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