27 April 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up (April 27)

Here's what I was reading last week.

Book Sites

I visit three non-commercial book sites on a regular basis. Most of you will know about them, but if not, be sure to check them out.
⇒ For mystery lovers, don't miss Stop, You're Killing Me. This a great resource for titles, authors, and subgenres of mysteries.
⇒ For fiction of all sorts, try Fantastic Fiction, which is a great place to find authors and lists of all their works.
⇒ I go to World Cat any time I want to find details about a book: ISBN, editions, formats, translations, and more. (Note: you do not need to sign in to use the site.)

If there is a must-see general book site you visit on a regular basis, please let me know.


I've been meaning to read The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld; now I think I'll have to read it soon. Jen at Devourer of Books was not sure it'd live up to the hype, but here's what she said: "Unlike with 'Twilight,' where I kept reading because I felt I had to, I’m going to continue reading this series because I want to."

Nely at All about {n} reviewed The Late Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow. The premise of this is great: Molly is in limbo after her death and she can hear people's thoughts. Nely said: "I absolutely—hands down—adored this book. I thought Molly was such a lovely narrator."

Interview and Guest Post

Shelly at Write for a Reader does the best interviews, and this week she talked to two authors of the Horse Diaries series for young readers. Each book is the series is about a different horse in a different time period. Sounds like a great idea. Don't miss the interview.

Meghan of Medieval Bookworm has a guest post with Laurie Brown the author of What Would Jane Austen Do? This isn't your ordinary guest post: Brown mentions Dewey's Read-a-thon! Come see what else Brown has to say about her book and about time travel.


Here's a super idea: Carrie of Books and Movies moved her blog (you know this because you read my link-up post last week!). This week, she's giving away six fabulous books as part of her blogwarming celebration. Don't miss out, there's a great selection.
Happy birthday, Mr. BFR!


Meghan 4/27/09, 7:38 AM  

Thank you for linking to me! I loved that Laurie Brown mentioned the Read-a-Thon. It's great to know that not only is she checking out my blog but that she's also interested in our blogging world. =)

Jen's review made me request The Uglies out of the library! LOL.

The Tome Traveller 4/27/09, 9:52 AM  

I had completely forgotten about Worldcat! I used to use it all the time when I worked in a library some years ago. It is a great resource!

Violet 4/27/09, 11:08 AM  

I loved Uglies too, I am sure that even if you find a lot of problems with the book, you'll still like it. The story is that powerful :)

Carrie K. 4/27/09, 7:58 PM  

Thanks for the link, Beth!

I finished Pretties (the sequel to Uglies) late last night, and it was very good, too.

Melody 4/27/09, 9:06 PM  

Thanks for the links, Beth!
I've read lots of good reviews on Uglies so I'm going to get this as well!

Anonymous,  4/27/09, 10:55 PM  

ooh...i want to check out 'the late lamented...'that sounds like such an interesting premise! thanks for all the links!

Gavin 4/27/09, 11:04 PM  

Thanks for the links, Beth.

Margot 4/29/09, 11:23 AM  

I just realized that I've been off visiting the links on this post but didn't come back to say Thank You. I really like the Word Cat. That was new to me but so interesting.

Ladytink_534 4/29/09, 1:53 PM  

Uglies is a great book (and Jen did a good job reviewing it!) and I really need to finish reading that series...nice links!

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