Thursday, July 31, 2014

Literary Link Love: July 2014

This last month started a little slow on the link love.  Limited internet access and a hectic schedule after moving is mostly to blame, but the love has picked up in the last couple of weeks.  Here's what I've got for you this month . . .

Way back in March, NPR asked "What are your 3 books?"  It got me thinking and I'm still not sure if I can narrow it down to just three!  What would your three be?

We have been lied to all these years ... and I'm really okay with that!  I keep hoping that my children will get their letters from Hogwarts or have the opportunity to visit Camp Halfblood.  And, I'm still hoping for the chocolate factory!

Book Riot pondered, "Are online book clubs real book clubs?"  I say YES!  They have been my constant through many a move and mean so much to me!

In honor of today's dual birthday featuring Harry Potter and his creator, I shared some wise words from J.K. Rowling herself.

Have you faced any of these dilemmas?  This last month the first one was definitely on the top of my list ... and, they all trudged with me!

Reality:  That annoying time when you're not reading.

Are you in need of a good laugh?  Try out this Harry Potter vs Twilight dance off and try NOT to laugh!

The Daily May compiled a list of top sci-fi books thanks to some feedback from book lovers and book bloggers.  My recommendation made the list.  Can you guess which one I suggested?

Earlier this week, new covers for the Harry Potter books were revealed.  I'm actually not a huge fan, mainly because of the spoilers given in some of the covers.  What do you think?

And, I leave you with the movie that I am really, really looking forward to seeing this fall.  Have you seen the latest trailer yet?!?

So many great links, so little time.

What great links did I miss this month?  Which of these do you want to chat about with me?!?


  1. I actually commented on that post about the book clubs. Since I have two online "book clubs" I figured I should weigh in. :)

    That video was pretty good. I saw one in the sidebar for Star Wars vs. Star Trek. I'll have to go back and check it out.

    I really like the new covers. Except the last one...what is up with Harry looking so damn pint-sized? He's supposed to be like almost 18 in that book. Weird!

    I'm looking forward to the first Mockingjay movie. I've enjoyed them so far. Sad though. I still haven't finished reading Catching Fire and have yet to pick up Mockingjay. #fail

    1. Michelle Miller ... I remember you weighing in on the book clubs, and I think we have a pretty similar view!

      I think I need to see the face-off between Star Wars and Star Trek! I will check that out later too.

      I don't think it looks like Harry ages at all on the new covers! And, I think that spoilers are given in the art too!

      You gotta read the rest of THG series!! The books are soooo good, but I will say that so far, the movie has stuck pretty close to the books.

  2. My first thought was, "New covers again?!" But then I saw they were the UK version. I don't care for every image chosen for each book, but I do think they're my favorite style of all the covers I've seen so far. I really loved the Scholastic versions when they came out last year, but I like these even more.

    1. Charleen Lynette ... I think my personal favorites are the originals, but my next favorite is the ones put out by Scholastic last year. I'm just not digging these new ones.

  3. Online book clubs don't work all that well for me. BUT read-alongs do. I think it's because when you join a read-along, every who joins is jazzed about the book whereas that is not always the case with an online book club.

    1. Ti ... Very good points about the differences between readalongs and online book clubs! I hadn't thought of that before.

  4. My top three books are :
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. (I live near the area so his insights into our ocean in the 40's are remarkable.
    The Poetry of Robert Frost. I adore his writing, share his Birthday and have been reading his works since I was 6.

    1. Lexie ... Thanks for sharing your top picks! The only one that I have not yet read is Cannery Row. I should check it out!


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