I don't have as many links backed up as I usually do -- a consequence having been a bit out of touch I guess. But here are a few things that I have found interesting during my rush to catch up:
- Emma over at Nose in a Book had a great post about Books You Might Like Even If You Hate The Genre. Many of her recommendations are among my all time favorite books.
- Catie, Flannery and Tatiana at The Readventurer, in their regular series Three Heads Are Better Than One (Or Two), have recently asked the question, "Is there hope for YA fantasy?" As always, I came away with many new books added to my TBR list.
- Kelly at Stacked takes a look at the recent trend in switching cover styles mid-series. I still haven't recovered from the Lite-Brite redo of The Curse Workers series.
- I love graphic novels, but something has made me hold off on reading Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony, despite the pretty colors. I think Hiedi's review at Bunbury in the Stacks may have changed my mind.
- What kind of world is it without Reading Rainbow or Weekly Reader? Mourning the loss of another 1980s-90s staple. via bookshelves of doom
- NPR has a poll on the Best-Ever Teen Novels.
- I know I am probably the last to see this, but this post about the six-year-old daughter of a blogger giving her impressions of what books are about based solely on their covers was just awesome. I love the way kids think. via Stacked
And now back to the Olympics.