Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Link Salad

Alright, I've made Maggie Stiefvaters November Cakes, and I've had one for breakfast so I am READY!  Which is good because this was an enormous news week.  So without further ado I bring you the link salad!

-My beloved Artemis Fowl is coming to a close this summer!  That's right, Eoin Colfer has written the final book and Disney has announced a one million print run.  The final book is called the Last Guardian, and comes out July 10th.  I'll be sad to see this series end, but it's being hyped as going out with a bang, so fingers crossed!

-Dying waiting for Deliriums sequel Pandemonium to come out?  A chapter teaser has been put up online.  The estory, Hana, was briefly released this week for free, but sadly it expired before the weekend (when I planned on reading it!).  Oh well!

-A super secret tumblr site has been posted to answer Q & A from The Fault in Our Stars.  The password is the last word in the acknowledgments! It has some fun answers and is worth a look.

-Post Valentines R.L. Stine surprised his followers with a short Twitter Horror story.  Talk about a fun concept!  And lets face it, what shows love better than a nice little horror story?

-The BEA made the keynote speaker for the Book Blogging conference official.  A couple weeks after Jennifer Weiner announced the cat was out of the bag, they confirmed she's the keynote.  I'm still not sure about this business of an author as the book blogging keynote, but it's at 10am which is a good sign!  Last year I missed the keynote from sheer exhaustion, it was way too early.

-Self published Life's a Witch had a huge announcement this week. It's been picked up in a SIX figure deal from Simon and Schuster!  Goes to show, don't underestimate the self published!

-Although I'm the opposite of this article (most of my books are read) The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying too Many Books is going to be worth a good giggle to all of us bibliophiles.  Seriously, read it.  I particularly like his good friend Matts "You're never going to read that" game.

-Finally, it has been a week with seven days.  All ending in Y, so there must be Cassandra Clare goodies right?  Why, how did you know??
  -For Valentines she gave out two cut scenes, one for City of Lost Souls, and one for Clockwork Princess
  - There was an unidentified snippet, of a Clockwork variety.
  -And finally there was some clarification on release dates, for those of you who've noticed when the last clockwork book is tentatively set to release and are hyperventilating at the thought of waiting that long.

Come back later today when I talk about my foray into bookish baking!  Now go forth and enjoy your long weekend already!

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