Saturday, 27 February 2010
Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany
1.) The books - I'm cheating, as there are four this weekend... and they're all short (539 pages between the four of them!), and they're all in translation. That wasn't deliberate, but somehow it happened - and so I thought I'd collect them altogether. Two from the library (The Blue Fox by Sjon, from the Icelandic; Identity by Milan Kundera, from the French) and two review copies (Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord and Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi, both from the French). Look out for them on Stuck-in-a-Book over the following weeks, they look like they'll cover quite a range of styles and moods, but all sounds interesting... Since there are four, I don't think I have space to offer summaries or blurbs now, so we'll wait til I've read them...
2.) The blog post - is the very innovative Cate at Bookshelf Project with her Book Oscars 2010. You only have three days left to vote, so click on that link and choose amongst the nominations in categories including Best Cover Design, Best Fiction Novel, Best Book-to-Film Adaptation... and maybe more. She also made this rather fab banner:
3.) The link - I'm cheating again, because it's not really a link. I'm just copying and pasting from a recent email... it's a hard life, being a blogger. Said email was from a man named Peter, who runs Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations. Apparently he's looking to expand his offerings of book club books. Take a look at what he has and if you have some ideas as to a list you could contribute, get in touch with him at email@example.com.