Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun bookish links

In my travels around the internet lately, I have found a couple of fun bookish type links. Mostly I was looking for the summer reading lists that everyone and their grandmother puts out at this time of year but since they are easy to find on google, I haven't included links to any of them.

Instead, feast your eyes (and I do mean feast) on the children's book inspired cakes you can see on this Cake Wrecks entry. I know which birthday cake I want for next year!!! I do so love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where the Wild Things Are.

All bookish type people know just how quickly you run out of good book shelf space. My own bookshelves are so groaningly full that people inevitably comment on the sheer number of books. Well, look at the bookshelves here and people will talk about the shelves as much as about the books. I covet the second set personally, but only because those New England states are too small to get a reasonable amount of books in them.

Occasionally there's a question that goes around the internet about which authors or book characters you'd like to have over for dinner. The Washington Post took a different spin on this question and asked authors which fictional character with whom they'd like to spend a day at the beach. The answers and reasons may surprise you (and may change who you want to invite over for dinner the next time you answer this hypothetical question). I have to say I continue to think Christopher Moore is the schizzle after reading his answer (his books aren't too shabby either). Check out all the choices in this article.

Book blogger Fyrefly created a google run Book Blog Search Engine which allows you to type in a book title and receive a list of reviews from many different book blogs. Lest you think I am suggesting this because this blog is included (it is), anyone can submit a site to be added as Fyrefly wants to make this as comprehensive as possible. It's a cool idea and makes it less important to wade through some of the less than helpful reviews posted at amazon when you want to see if a book is up your alley or not.

And finally, I know I'm late to the party here, but I just discovered Book Blips which allows people to vote up good, recent book entries around the internet. It is just another in the handy tools that enables you to see what other book addicts are surfing through each day or to nominate your own entries for consideration (who ever would do that?!).


  1. Wow, those are awesome links! Thanks! The cakes are adorable :)

  2. Thanks for plugging the Book Blog Search! I'm so glad people are finding it useful!


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