Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Link Salad, and a belated pic for Feline Fridays

I know, I know! Two days of bad posting.  But in my defence I have to say that yesterday I was Insurgent blitzing and today was suburbia adventuring (Burblunking maybe? Yes, that will be my new term for those who like to go on wild adventuring to the burbs), and neither of those things lend themselves to computer time.  But I've managed to find my way home through snarled traffic, and strange neighbourhoods that look like I've stepped off the planet Ontario and landed in Alberta or something (seriously, the next person who suggests I go anywhere near Thornhill on a Saturday is getting laughed out of my home), and I'm ready to catch up!

-Amy Plum's Until I Die, the sequel to Die For Me, is coming out in the second mega week of releases in May- i.e., tuesday, but if you can't wait then HarperTeen has you covered. Head on over for a first look at the first 73 pages!

-Julianna Baggott's wonderful Pure trilogy has a cover for book two Fuse!  It's beautiful, and very in keeping with the first.  I'm dying to know whose wings they are.

-Diana Wynne Jones may no longer be with us, but she has another book coming out.  David Fickling Books announced this week they would be releasing a collection of papers including literary criticism, some autobiographical works and some revelations about the origins of her books.

-Lauren DeStefano has announced the title for book 3 in her Chemical Garden trilogy.  Check out her Facebook page for the details. 

-PubDate has released details about a cocktails evening for those attending the BEA.  Come on out and chat with folks from Quirk Books, DC Entertainment, Graywolf Press, Other Press, Pegasus Press, Seven Stories, and Steerforth Press.  RSVP on their Facebook page.

-Lauren Oliver has released the cover for her new MG novel Spindlers.  It got a starred Kirkus review, which you can check out on the same post.

-Patrick Ness has written his first adult novel, and Canongate Press released the details earlier this week.  It's called The Crane Wife and will come out summer 2013.

-PW put out an AMAZING list of the YA and MG galleys up for grabs at the BEA, with emphasis on which ones should be on your radar.  I was in tears of joy, over this list, so many awesome titles lots of which I didn't think would be there!  My car is going to be packed I tell you!

-In a stranger bit of news for the week, two new pages from The Little Prince were found.  Some experts say they show new political insights into the story, though the auction house mentions the pages are covered in "near unreadable, annotated writings ".

-Finally, I had the BEST Feline Friday for you yesterday on May 4th, Star Wars Day. AND I FORGOT TO POST IT!! Argh. So I have it for you today, Saturday, the 5th of May (which has nothing to do with Star Wars).    Do enjoy.
The article is entitled "Man builds Star Wars Themed 'CAT-AT' for friends forceful felines."  And it's very, very funny.  Plus it's kind of the coolest Cat condo on earth.

Now go forth and Saturday on! 

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