Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Links

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Links, in which I do all the sifting and internet-ing so you don't have to you lazy bums.


On the blog:

 March Fantasy Month continued as I reviewed the absolutely fantastic middle grade fantasy, The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen.

 I listed the top ten books I HAD to buy... but are still sitting on my shelf unread, and then everybody yelled at me for not reading The Book Thief, including author Victoria Scott on Twitter!

I explained why I love re-reading, and asked you whether you were pro-re-reading or con.

And lastly, I reviewed Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

Around the interwebs:

 20 Embarrassingly Bad Covers for Classic Novels. The one for The Turn of the Screw is hilariously literal and the ones for Cranford and Anne of Green Gables make me want to DIE and OH MY GOD I just saw what they did to The Wizard of Oz and I am speechless (via Flavorwire)

What We Talk About When We Talk About "Strong" Heroines in Young Adult Fiction, an AMAZING post by Molly Wetta (via YALSA)

Dying to create your own cozy little reading nook? HuffPost Books has some tips for you (though obviously the only real way to obtain a nook is just to gouge a hole in your wall and fill it with pillows) (via Huffington Post)

If you haven't been reading this series of posts from various YA authors on what haunted them at seventeen, in honor of Nova Ren Suma's new book 17 and Gone, you SHOULD. (via Nova Ren Suma)

Y'ALL THERE'S GOING TO BE A BOOK ABOUT CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL and we'll get to see how young twenty-something Clarissa is doing in life. Like the inverse of The Carrie Diaries. I LOVE how rampant nineties nostalgia is intent on resurrecting my entire childhood (via Entertainment Weekly)

Do we need to identify with a protagonist to enjoy a novel? (via Huffington Post)

Classic Authors on Instagram, and yes, it is as wondrous as it sounds. Hemingway has very entertaining selfies. (via Quirk Books)

The Art of Browsing (via The New Yorker)

Author Malinda Lo has excellent things to say about David Levithan's cover for his upcoming novel Two Boys Kissing (via Malinda Lo)

10 Obvious Celebrity Lookalikes from Young Adult Novel Covers. I have ALWAYS though the girl on the Vampire Academy cover looked just like Angelina Jolie, and I'm glad to see my opinion validated. The rest are up for interpretation (via the FW)


Giveaways galore: 

 It's YA Sisterhood's 2nd Blogoversary! Enter to win 3 ARCS!

 Win tons of early YA books BEFORE they come out from Lindsay Cummings!

 Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop 

Enter to win a March 2013 release of your choice, such as Clockwork Princess, Requiem, Mila 2.0 and more!

 300 Follower Giveaway over at Read, Breathe, Read: signed copies of Tahereh Mafi's books+ secret stuff (INT'L)

 I would like to win twenty books from

 The Bookaholic is celebrating two years! Enter the giveaway for a chance to win awesome books. (via )


  1. I had to click the second I saw the Jennifer Lawrence gif omg. Now let me read the post haha


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