01 March 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up (March 1)

Here are some posts, blogs, and events that attracted my attention this week.


This week at My Friend Amy the talk was all about book signings. Do you love them? Have you ever been? Do you avoid them like the plague? Amy and her readers want to know!

Okay, fess up! You know you've destroyed a book at some point in your life. Have you ever done any of the things the 60 commenters at Maw Books Blog have? Even if you don't want to add your own story, you really have to read some of these tales.

Author Guest Post

Jen hosted author Robin Maxwell at Devourer of Books. Maxwell wrote Signora Da Vinci, which has been receiving great reviews from book bloggers. If you are a fan of historical fiction and/or the Renaissance, don't miss this informative post, in which Maxwell addresses some of the lesser-known aspects of Leonardo da Vinci's world.


Want a peek inside Bookmarks magazine? Carrie from Books and Movies shares about a half dozen mini reviews of books she wants to investigate.

Several of my readers have asked for suggestions for graphic novels. Booklists Online has a top-ten list for YA novels. Check it out.


If you have book-loving little ones, you'll need to read Shelly's review at Write for a Reader of A Carousel Tale, written and illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Shelly notes, "Children need to be able to imagine, and this book helps them to see how wonderful make believe can be."

If you have a daughter who is reaching maturity, you might want to consider My Little Red Book, by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff. But Tracy from Bookroom Reviews says this book "is not just for young girls. It is a trip down memory lane and a feeling of connection to each story."

Here's a book with something for everyone: romantic suspense, historic fiction, and Victorian mystery! Silent on the Moor, by Deanna Raybourn, was reviewed over at Wendi's Book Corner. This third in a series is a "wonderful story laced with the perfect mixture of mystery, danger and romance!"

E-Readers and the Kindle

Molly over at My Cozy Book Nook wrote a fabulous review of the Kindle. If you've been wondering about the features or its ease of use, read this post.

If you're still undecided and want a look at what's on the horizon, check out this article by Fortune magazine. The Hearst Corporation is working on new new technology for an innovative reader.
Some of these links were part of a link-sharing group.


bermudaonion 3/1/09, 11:22 AM  

I loved Molly's review of the Kindle too. I would love to have an e-reader, but just don't have the money for one right now.

Dorte H 3/1/09, 2:37 PM  

Thank you for the link to Maw Book Blogs.
Of course I have never destroyed a book, so I had to resort to the story about what my 18-month-old son did in a remote past :)

NB: I was so pleased to see you had joined my group of followers.

Jenners 3/1/09, 8:33 PM  

I love these link round-ups. Very helpful in finding things I probably missed. As a proud new owner of a Kindle 2, I'm very interested to see someone else's review. I hope to share my initial thoughts on my Kindle later this week!

Margot 3/2/09, 8:24 PM  

I like this link round-up too. You seem to find some great things out there and I'm glad you're willing to point us to them.

I saw all the comments on Maw's Books and was surprised at the large number. She hit the target with a bunch of people.

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