Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Link Salad belated due to kitten excitment!

Ok, so there is a new member of our furry family making waves this weekend.  She was adopted with the name Phantom but is yet un-renamed, and we picked her up late yesterday afternoon.  We have discovered three things,
1- Thurman can make a mean vampire face.
2- Cheddar still really loves kittens.
3- Deliah still really dislikes all newcomers.

Between our sweet new addition wanting endless naps on top of us, our mini belated read-a-thon and our belated thanksgiving dinner there was no time for linkage. But I owe you loads from the past couple of weeks so here it is!

- The fantastically wonderful, Libba Bray is going to be visiting Toronto!  That's right, she'll be at Indigo Yorkdale, Saturday November 10th at 2pm!  Still haven't picked up her newest book The Diviners?  Well head on over to Goodreads for a chance to win a copy.

-Much has been made this week about various J.K. Rowling interviews and events.  She was in NYC on Wednesday and revealed that she still has a box with some precious Harry Potter scribblings in them, that unlike 50 Shades of Grey, her CV characters have sex, but nobody enjoys it, and that her many ranges of wealth and lack of it, over her life, were helpful in writing her latest.  The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that only a couple weeks into sales, The Casual Vacancy has started slipping on the charts.  It is now number 2 (which seems hardly noteworthy), but if you take into account books like The Fault in Our Stars being on number 1 for forty consecutive weeks then.....yah.

-J.K also did a live Pottermore Q and A webcast, which you can now watch from their archives.

-Wholly Books revealed the cover for Lesley Livingston's follow up to Once Every Never- Every Never After.

-Strange Chemistry revealed the cover to The Assain's Curse, sequel- The Pirate's Wish.  Another gorgeous look for the series.

-Have you had a chance to try The Night has Teeth, by Kat Kruger yet?  Well make sure to read it by October 31st so that you can join her over on The Fierce Halloween Book Club Chat with Kat herself.  Register for your chance at prizes!

-The Huffington Post has an interesting interview with What's Left of Me's debut author Kat Zhang.

- In the last few days leading up to Julie Kagawa's newest Iron Fey book, she's posted a note to her readers and a teaser from the bookThere's also been a big Twitter/Facebook contest to unlock the trailer (now accomplished).

-For those thinking of trying out NaNoWriMo for the first time next month (me!), then time to check out The Guardian's article on how to write a novel in 30 days (step one, accept it will take longer than 30 days).

-Anyone else a Megan Miranda fan?  After reading Fracture last year I am definitely looking forward to her next book Hysteria.  Head on over to her Facebook page for teasers!

-Finally don't forget starting at Midnight on Tuesday, the SPOOKTACULAR blog hope starts!! It's looking like the most epic Spooktacular hop to date, with over 500 blogs registered.  Want to join the fun? It's not too late!  Either way, make sure to come by here on Wednesday morning to kick off the fun (it'll likely take you the whole hop to make it through all the participants!).

Alright, I'm off to suck up to my kitties!  Wish me luck!


  1. cute addition to the family and thanks for the links.

  2. OMGOSH - my niece has the twin to your new precious! Congrats!