Blog Watch Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Reviews Posted:

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley - 4/5 stars - timeslip historical fiction

Thomas World by Richard Cox - 3.5/5 stars - science fiction and fantasy

Kill Me Softly by Sara Cross - 4.5/5 stars - young-adult, fairytale retellings, mythic fiction

Somewhere Beneath Those Waves by Sarah Monette - 3/5 stars - short stores, horror, science fiction and fantasy

Fun Stuff:

Ereaders are more popular than ever, survey finds. And the average American reads 17 books a year. Last year I clocked in with 213 and so far into 2012 I've read 81 novels. 

Why is Snow White such a popular tale right now in books and movies?

From Cuddlebuggery:  
a giveaway of 3 copies of Kirsty Eagar's NIGHT BEACH to three winners!

TUMBLR OF THE WEEK: A Song of Ice and Mustaches. It's self explanatory, really.

The nominations for the 2012 Hugos have been announced! (Yay A Dance with Dragons, Embassytown!)

Watch Russia's darkly twisted film 1968 film version of The Little Mermaid.

Re-imagined Disney posters. I think the Snow White one is my favorite of the lot.

The Hunger Games director Gary Ross has declined to come back for movie #2, Catching Fire.

The Bookish Brunette is running her one-year blogoversary giveaway! Make sure to stop by and enter for the awesome giveaways.

Maureen Johnson, author and crazy person, tries to explain all the kerfluffle over ebooks/Apple and Amazon. 

From Cracked:

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