The title of this post in no way reflects the thoughts, ideas, or beliefs of the links provided below. I just like words that rhyme.
Usually when I do a link round up, I make the descriptions as brief as possible. But this link deserves a showcase.
“‘The cover has to reflect the athleticism and sexiness of the culture. This photo is modern, her hair and swimsuit look natural. You see her freckles. Her body is amazing and she looks intelligent,” Terry McDonell, group editor at Sports Illustrated.
“Intelligent? I will not speculate on the intelligence of Bar Refaeli but to say that this picture does is beyond ludicrous. The picture does tell me that she is a beautiful young woman with a great body who looks fabulous in a bikini and has little in the way of pubic hair.”
And I just had to add…her breasts seem awfully fake, and I can’t get the phrase “fun bags” out of my head.
Amy had a great post about Vampires and Werewolves and which one you, *ahem*, prefer. She mentioned Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who, somehow, I’d totally forgotten about, and so I guess I prefer vampires over werewolves. But I definitely don’t prefer Edward Cullen. I think Stephenie Meyer got the vampire thing all wrong. Spike is all…right.
Stone Soup had a great post about self-published books and the reviews they get on Amazon. She found, with a little digging, that most reviews of self-published books are from reviewers that have only reviewed that one book. Coincidence? I think not!
Devourer of Books had an interesting review of The Sonnets by Warwick Collins. The premise is what the inspiration behind Shakespeare’s sonnets was.
Beth Fish Reads reviewed More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin, which is a collection of essays by a writer who wrote novels and articles for Gourmet Magazine. Sounds like a great book.
You can get your fill of Twilight gossip over at Book Room Reviews. Did you know that Stephenie Meyer had recommended The Hunger Games? For some reason her recommendation of a new book, The Girl Who Could Fly, has turned me off, but since The Hunger Games will definitely be in the top 2 or 3 favorite books this year, I might have to check out this new book.
Amy reviewed this historical fiction book Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom and made it sound great. “The plotting itself in the book is something to be savored as it gently unravels” *sigh* Another book added to the wish list.
Marta reviewed While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinksy and said it’s made her list of all-time favorite. How could I not add it to my list?
Bermudaonion reviewed Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani. She’d piqued my interest by saying really nice things about it on Twitter.
Wendi reviewed Confetti Cakes for Kids and then showed the cake she made for her son for his birthday. IT IS SO CUTE I WANT HER TO MAKE MY NEXT BIRTHDAY CAKE. The book sounds fantastic, since she thinks it’d be good from novice to expert. Yay! I’m a novice.
Shelly got interviewed by Beth Fish Reads…it’s always fun to get to know bloggers better!
Do you cry when you read books or watch movies? Heather has a fun discussion going on about that.
POTTY HUMOR! Curlywurlygurly discusses F&F’s…aka fart and flee. *snicker*