February 24, 2013

Top Bookish News of the Past Week

Here are all the interesting bookish stories, pictures, videos, and blog posts I found this past week. 
All of the titles are linked up to their respective articles/blog posts. Click away!

Gregg Sulkin - Julian

1. Delirium Casting News! That's right! Another actor has been chosen for the Delirium TV show. We have our Julian! Drum roll please... Gregg Sulkin! Yup, I have no idea who this is, but he looks pretty cute. What are your thoughts? Sorry but there is still no news on Alex. :( 

2. An open letter to the shoplifter caught stealing my book This is a hilarious post from an author I have never read, but if this hilarious/insightful post tells me anything, it's that he writes pretty darn well. 

3. American Writers Museum Will Open in Chicago in 2015 I live in Illinois and knowing that not only is Divergent filming here, but they are going to have an American Writers Museum has me very happy?! It has been my lucky year for bookish news so far. I hope it keeps on coming. I can't wait to visit this museum! I already asked my husband if we could go and he gave me the weirdest look when I told him it is set to be opened in 2015. 

4. Hunger Games: Catching Fire Victory Tour Posters Are you starting to feel a little depressed that we have to wait until November for the next Hunger Games movie? Well lucky for us they just released two new movie posters, something that will hopefully satisfy us a little longer until we get a trailer. What are your thoughts? I haven't read the second book in so long that I'm not sure what to think. I will however say with certainty that they look pretty darn cool, but they didn't really satisfy my hunger for the next movie.


1. Why do you really love Stories? This is a fun and interesting post from Foil the Plot. She wrote a great post about what makes her consider giving a book five starts instead of say four or three. It started a great discussion!

2. Book to Movie Review #1 Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief  Are you a Percy Jackson fan? I am, and a pretty big one at that. So when I raced to see this movie in the theater when it came out a few years ago I was super excited. Then I was super sad. I love Megan's funny break down of the differences between the movie and the book. Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

3. How to Get Out of a Reading Rut I'm sure we have all been there. The place that makes us depressed and confused, a reading rut. The blogger over at Writer of Wrongs gives us some tips and personal experience on how to get out of a reading rut. 

4. No Longer a DNF Virgin  A very interesting post that brought up a very interesting discussion. Do you DNF a lot of books or are you like me and have problems putting a book down once you start it, even if it isn't great? Head over to Christine's post and hop in on the discussion and see what book she DNF.

5. Real Men Read YA Have you read this blog yet? I discovered it a while ago and I kept forgetting to bring it to everyone's attention. Seriously, it is hilarious. Check it out if you haven't already. Who doesn't love a man blogging about how embarrassing it is to pick up a girly young adult book?


WHEW, I had a lot to post this week. Please share your thoughts below! 

Also, thanks to Christine over at Buckling Bookshelves for giving me the inspiration from her book news post last week to try out a different layout for this post. I love mixing it up a little bit and trying new things.


  1. What does it say about me that I know who Gregg Sulkin is? It says I have a 13-year-old daughter who worships Selena Gomez. Gregg Sulkin played her boyfriend, Mason (the werewolf) on Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel. Now you know.

    I love that you have news as well.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you via RSS and Twitter now.

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Good to know who Gregg Sulkin is. I know about that show. lol Thanks!

  2. Great picks this week! I'm extra excited to check out Real Men Read YA -- I think my Harry Potter-Hunger Games-Twilight reading hubby might appreciate that one!

    And of course, I like the additional commentary since that's how I write up my own posts -- thanks for the shout-out :)

    1. Let me know what you think of that blog! He can be a little...blunt I think the word is, but he is funny.

    2. OMG I just went back and read his intro post and I cannot explain how much I love this blog -- thank you so much for sharing it! I have to close that tab on my internet browser and finish exploring later or I will never get any work done today. And even though he's a reader, this may be the one and only book blog my husband would actually read, so bonus points :)

    3. My husband actually enjoys his blog too! He loves it when I share with him when new posts go up. I'm glad you enjoy the blog! It's addicting.

  3. Great series of links, Kay! I'm flattered that my stories discussion was included! Thank you!

    I am SOOOOO excited for Catching Fire and am a little bummed that we have to wait until November to finally see it, as the book was my favourite of the series. OMG and that Real Men Read YA blog is fantastic!

    1. You are welcome! It was a great post.

      I really feel like time is crawling to get to the premiere of Catching Fire. The second book was also my favorite and the Real Mean Read YA blog is addictive!


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