What posts on book blogs have you enjoyed this week? A few bookmark-worthy links…
Monday contest: Win a copy of ‘Unbroken’
Posted by Trisha on The Book Case
Okay, okay. Maybe this falls in the category of “tooting your own horn.” But really, what I want to do is toot your horn, because I have so enjoyed reading the comments on this week’s Monday Contest. Every week, we try to ask a question that will inspire a good bit of variety in the contest entries. This week’s question was inspired by Laura Hillenbrand‘s remarkable talent for taking her readers back in time: “If you could go back in time to observe any historical event, what would it be?” The responses include wanting to see Babe Ruth hit a homer, walk the deck of the Titanic, observe Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, watch the signing of the Declaration of Independence and countless other experiences.
What a great reminder of all the journeys we can go on through nonfiction historical accounts and historical fiction! (Also, don’t forget that it’s not too late to enter the contest and win Unbroken.)
A fond Farewell to Davis-Kidd
Posted by Paige on Examiner.com
From BookPage Editor Lynn’s blog post last Friday to novelist Adam Ross’s recent piece in the Nashville Scene, I have read many odes and tributes to the beloved Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville, which will shut its doors before Christmas. This post on Examiner.com includes a comprehensive roundup of authors mourning the loss of the beloved bookstore, from Tasha Alexander to Susan Gregg Gilmore (and more).
Books-turned-movies: An OOM chat about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by Morgan on Scholastic’s On Our Minds blog
Who better to turn to for a chat on analyzing how the Harry Potter movies stack up to the books than Scholastic (J.K. Rowling’s U.S. publisher)?
The bloggers have different opinions on what makes a great adaptation and how they experience the Harry Potter movies. But here’s one comment I can get behind: “Helena Bonham Carter is the ultimate Bellatrix Lestrange!”