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Weekly Link Round-Up

January 25, 2009


My Friend Amy has started a weekly link round-up group – here are this week’s links.

Trish of Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?  had the comments flying with this post on The Ethics of Book Reviews.  She discussed whether bloggers should disclose where their books come from.  Read her post and the comments and decide what you think.

I loved Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell and Julie of Booking Mama did a fantastic job of reviewing it.  According to Julie,  “It’s kind of hard to classify what type of book BEAT THE REAPER is, but I’d have to say that it is a suspense thriller as well as a comedy.” After you read her review, you’ll want to read the book.

Swapna of S. Krishna’s Books says Conscience Point by Erica Abeel is “a book that’s very easy to get lost in.”  I think that’s what most readers are looking for.  Read the rest of her review here.

Do you need an exciting audio book to listen to?  Beth of Beth Fish reads  listened to Rebel by Bernard Cornwell.  “Even if you already know the outcome of the First Manassas, the battle scene is exciting”, according to her, so this one should appeal to all the historical fiction fans out there. Want to know more about it?  Go here to read the rest of her review.

Wendi of Wendi’s Book Corner describes the Valentine Edition by Robin Shope like this, “Full of the ups and downs of life, the book will touch your heart and help you to remember what life is all about.”  The rest of her review of this inspiring book can be found here.

ForstRose of Bibliophile’s Retreat said she “wasn’t able to find anything not to love about” The Centurion’s Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke.  Talk about high praise!  Read her review to see what else she has to say about this book.

If you want to know more about Little Giant of Aberdeen County, read Marta’s (of Marta’s Meanderings) review.   She said, “this book spoke to me of looking inside of a person and not the outside, of the circle of life and death and how nothing in life is black and white.”

Did you know that Lost “incorporates a history of literary love into the story?”  Well, I didn’t, but Amy of My Friend Amy did and she wrote a great post about it and her LOST books challenge.  You can read all about it here.

Shelly of Write for a Reader scored a great interview with Tony Peters, the author of  Kids on a Case: The Ten Grand KidnappingThis is his first blog review and interview, so you don’t want to miss it.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    January 25, 2009 10:55 am

    What a great idea! I might have to participate next week. Is it only on Sunday?

  2. January 25, 2009 11:23 am

    This is a great idea. I’ll have to check it out on Amy’s site. I was wondering if everyone is posting the same thing or personalizing it.

  3. January 25, 2009 1:20 pm

    Link love! I always enjoy checking out links–and I see you’ve got a few links to blogs I am unfamiliar with. Thanks!

  4. January 25, 2009 1:34 pm

    Nice job!

  5. January 25, 2009 2:26 pm

    Thanks for the mention. The interview was a lot of fun.

    Tony Peters
    Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping

  6. January 25, 2009 2:45 pm

    To all who have questioned….we’re still hammering out the details! 🙂 A blog is forthcoming…. 😉

  7. millerclasses permalink
    January 25, 2009 7:26 pm

    Great links! I’m definitely gonna check some of these out.

  8. January 25, 2009 8:06 pm

    I’ve gotta say that I completely agree with that quote from Julie re: Beat the Reaper.

    I loved reading your round-up Kathy. Great job!

  9. January 25, 2009 10:42 pm

    Ooh! Lots of neat links!

  10. January 25, 2009 11:25 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for the links.

  11. January 26, 2009 12:49 am

    I love the round-up. But I’m afraid to click on the links to new blogs…I’m already having enough trouble keeping up with the ones in my reader!

  12. January 28, 2009 8:23 am

    I struggled to get into Conscience Point, but once I did, there was no stopping the pages from turning.

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