Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Link Salad

I have just had brunch with a small palette cleanser of chocolate cake from a small Birthday Party we had last night for a friend.  I am also slightly hung over, and my neighbour is cleaning his yard in a speedo with Birkenstock and socks- he's in his late 50's, all in all it's turning out to be quite a colourful day already!

In an effort to spread the joy I bring you the most linkable lunch online, dig in!

-In reveals and excerpt news, Michelle Hodkin has posted (as promised) the first of two teasers in anticipation of the forthcoming The Evolution of Mara Dyer.  This week the Goodreads pin contest excerpt went live;  also promised is an outtake which Michelle is currently polling for on her website, a reward for hitting 5000 Twitter followers.  You know you want a Noah POV people.

-In other cover/excerpt reveals, part two in Marie Lu's Legend series has had it's big moment.  It's called Prodigy (how appropriate), and you can check out an excerpt over on USA Today Books.

-The interwebs were all aflutter this past week with "The Next J.K. Rowling?" news.  A 20 year old English undergrad sold a 7 part adventure children's series for 6 figures.  The story is pretty crazy, check out the Mail Online article for the colourful details.

-Speaking of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling's original Harry Potter manuscript is going on display at the British Library.

-Maggie Stiefvater is doing a Figment chat on Tuesday you don't want  to miss out on.  Head on over for Maggies plea for you to join her.

-Heading to NYC for the BEA this year?  Well make sure not to miss the whole host of concurrent events in the city that week.  NY Book Week has started announcing some great sounding events, and although there are no announcements yet, the Teen Author Carnivals website is currently live.  Fingers crossed they have a bigger space this year as it was apparently a bit scary last year.

-Finally, did you buy and read your copy of COLS this week? If so, Cassie has some goodies for you (I know! Already?!).  First up is a deleted scene with Magnus and Alec, but she also has Q &A (be warned, spoilers!).

Now enough! Walk away from the computer and get some fresh air already! Go watch your neighbours garden in their underwear!  At least, that's what I'm going to do!

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