What with one thing and another, it's been a while since I've done a Weekly Link Round-Up. Those of you who looked forward to the old round-up will notice there's a change: it's posted on Fridays now instead of Sundays. This is because I'll only be posting Monday through Friday now. I decided that I need my weekends free and clear to pursue other things.
There are quite a few things I've been saving for you, so I'd better get this show on the road!
- I love these book jackets and bookmarks designed by Icoeye!
- Erich Segal, author of Love Story, died this week.
- Robert B. Parker, one of the masters of the mystery genre, also passed away this week. He died sitting at his desk working on his next Spenser novel.
- Here's a fun article about The Bookery, a small independent bookstore in Pueblo, Colorado.
- Things seem to be moving along in adapting Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta books for the screen. Fox bought the rights, lined up Angelina Jolie to star as Scarpetta, and now a writer has been hired.
- Book pirates are a problem all over the globe, but they're particularly tough in Peru.
- If you're familiar with Jasper Fforde's books, you're also familiar with Swindon. Did you know that Thursday Next brought a literary festival to town? Folks in Swindon refer to them as Fforde's Ffiestas.
- Author Matt Rees's Top Ten Novels Set in the Arab World.
- Read about the first bookmobile in the United States.
- Last month I featured Jena of Muse Book Reviews on Scene of the Blog. She's had many adventures and is recuperating at home.
- Chris of Book-A-Rama has been talking about dystopian literature.
- Aarti of Booklust wants to know about all these weekly memes.
- If you haven't been following Kathy's weekly posts about her life in France during the early 1990s on Bermudaonion's Weblog, you need to remedy that immediately. This is a marvelous series, and I'm going to hate to see it end!