Whenever I receive advanced reading copies, I take their publication dates very seriously. Unless something unforeseen happens, I have a review up here on Kittling: Books during the first week of the book's publication. For the most part the advanced reading copies that I receive are books I would choose to read anyway, so the actual reading of them is not a chore. What is a chore is when publication dates bunch together. That's what's been happening lately, and I've been chafing at the fact that I feel that I have to read these books and I have to read them now.
Of course, that's all a big pile of bullfeathers. No one is holding a gun to my head and forcing me to read these books. It's just my work ethic and commitment that have been holding me hostage. I am happy to say that the next two weeks will find me reading whatever I get a wild hair to read. I've already started, and it's sheer bliss! Now that I've whined about something many of you fellow book bloggers are well-acquainted with, I feel much better. On to those links!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- A short video on YouTube: Mark Grist, a man who prefers women who read.
- J.K. Rowling's adult novel is to be called The Casual Vacancy, and will be published worldwide on September 27.
- Anyone else in the Phoenix area thinking about attending the CozyCon on May 5?
- If it weren't for Debbie of ExUrbanis, I wouldn't know the story behind those KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON posters I've been seeing everywhere. That it involves my favorite bookshop in England is icing on the cake:
eBooks, Blogging & Social Media
- The latest way to promote eBooks: eBook trailers.
- Sourcebooks to launch a subscription based eBookstore focused on romance titles. Will crime fiction be far behind?
- Did you know there was a Directory of Book Bloggers on Pinterest?
- Using Pinterest to promote your book blog.
- How to create a powerful writing schedule for your blog.
I ♥ Lists
- Top 10 literary feuds
- 7 movies you didn'r know were based on books.
- 10 crazy and unusual book designs.
- City guides to writers and poets
- Authors reveal their literary addictions by the books they choose to reread.
- 30 alternatives to a bedside table (many of which include books)
- The Biblioteca bookshelf
- I want to find myself standing in front of Lauren Spencer King's bookcase.
- I love these shelves that go around corners.
- I want to go on safari in this room!
New to My Google Reader
- Books Love Me!
- ...the bookworm...
- Mystery Tribune
- Hooked on Houses
- Booktalk and More
- The Well-Read Wife
That's it for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!