Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Book Notes and Writing News from Around the Web

Here are some notes and news I thought you all might be interested in....

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Khaled Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, comes out May 21st. I have no idea how he's going to top The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, but if anyone can do it, he can.

I absolutely loved Beth Hoffman's Saving CeeCee Honeycutt so I am counting the days until May 28th when her second novel, Looking for Me, comes out.

And June brings both the heat and the chills with two creepy novels  - Joyland by Stephen King and Always Watching by Chevy Stevens (whose novel, Still Missing, continues to haunt me years later!)

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Want a hilarious look at the writing and/or cleaning process? Check out Nathan Bransford's post, "How to Do Your Chores in 12 Easy Steps."       

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Two great posts on Writer UnBoxed - 

"Clawing Our Way Back to the Creative Center" by Robin LaFevers talks about having to disconnect from the real world in order to connect to her writing.

"The New Era of Self-Publishing" by Allison Winn Scotch is a great post about how she, a traditionally published author, is considering self publishing her next novel. The discussion that follows  in the comments of her post is civil and thoughtful.

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This actually has nothing to do with writing but since it's on author Joshilyn Jackson's blog, I'm counting it. Besides, it totally cracked me up - "The Third Piece of Unsolicited Advice Drops." 

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Looking forward to any - or all - of those novels? Going to check out any of the links? Is there anything you've come across lately that you'd like to share in the comments? 

20 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I actually just requested a stack of books you recommended from the library. Stop adding to it! LOL

Anonymous said...

I'd like to share a few things, please. I thought "Home Work" over on Everyday Fiction was a powerful, poignant piece of writing (...that was a bit on the alliterative side, but you know what I mean). And "Brotherly Love" made me squirm.

I think that's about it. :-)

(Well done, as always, Madeline!)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I would apologize but I can't, not for recommending books and reading! :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

And now I'm squirming...but not in the same way. :) Thank you for reading, Cathy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Unsolicited advice - that one sounds funny.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great round-up. Isn't "And the mountains echoed" a great title?

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Oh, it definitely is, Alex. Check it out!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I love the titles of all his books! :)

Donna Volkenannt said...

Thanks for the links and book recommendations.

Sandy said...

Road tripping here, like so many trying to keep the momentum going after a-z. Trying to wrap my arms around a look at writing and cleaning together.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You're welcome! Hope you enjoy them. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I hear you! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Julie Flanders said...

I have to check out the unsolicited advice, sounds like a good one for a laugh. :D Thanks for sharing all of these links.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It will definitely give you a chuckle. :)

Jay Noel said...

I will check out the "Clawing Your Way..." Sounds like I need some of that.

New follower!!!! (thought I followed before, but I guess I hadn't)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I hope you enjoy that post - I thought it was a good one. And thank you for joining us here at TSR! :)

Jai said...

Wow - great links. Thanks.
Stephen King in June - yes, please!!

I nominated you for the Sunshine Award.
Pop on over to my blog to pick it up.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You're welcome, Jai! And thanks for the award! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, Madeline. I need to read Kite Runner, and yes indeed, I'm looking forward to that pulpy print-only release from Mr. King. Say hi to the Larry's for me.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm looking forward to JOYLAND, too. And I'll let the Larrys know you're asking after them. :)