What’s Digging Through the Stacks? This is just some of the highlights I’ve encountered while digging through my Google reader feed, YouTube, Goodreads, and Twitter. These are posts by other fellow bloggers (mostly) that you should probably check out.
Reviews Worth Reading
Convincing, entertaining, well-written or all of the above, these reviews are worth your time.
Linna at 21 Pages reminded me that I need to read more middle grade with her review of Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver.
I unfortunately did not find the time to find other good reviews this week. Next week! I promise.
Read All About It: Articles & Discussion
Helpful tips and tricks & interesting bookish debates, articles, and discussion on the blogosphere.
Capillya at that cover girl asks: What if YA covers were advertisements? and makes pretty accurate observations.
That Hapa Chick discusses the love interest in her YA Romance: Fact or Fiction? post. I agree on so many levels!
April of Good Books & Good Wine wrote a fantastic and comprehensive article on SEO for Book Bloggers. It is a definite must-read for all!
Added on GoodReads
What caught my eye on GoodReads and was added to the pile. After all the award buzz about this book, I just have to pick it up! … Eventually.
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
In this Jane Austen inspired comedy, love story, and exploration of identity and destiny, a modern LA girl wakes up as an Englishwoman in Austen’s time.
After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?
Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman’s life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute observer. But not even her love of Jane Austen has prepared Courtney for the chamber pots and filthy coaching inns of nineteenth-century England, let alone the realities of being a single woman who must fend off suffocating chaperones, condomless seducers, and marriages of convenience. Enter the enigmatic Mr. Edgeworth, who fills Courtney’s borrowed brain with confusing memories that are clearly not her own.
Try as she might to control her mind and find a way home, Courtney cannot deny that she is becoming this other woman and being this other woman is not without its advantages: Especially in a looking-glass Austen world. Especially with a suitor who may not turn out to be a familiar species of philanderer after all.
This trailer convinced me to add the book to my TBR pile!