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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Rambling under the miscellaneous category (3)

So many little news-type-thingys for you this week. They have been coming in thick and fast!

Song Quest Update 4
Daria of All Pencils of Mine Are Sugar Plums and winner of the cover design contest for Song Quest has also designed covers for the other two books in the series: Crystal Mark and Dark Quetzal.

Here they are in all their glory:

Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation Book Launch
On Thursday evening I met up with fellow blogger Caroline of Portrait of a Woman, we had a light dinner in a very strange establishment and then headed to Tamsyn Murray's launch party for her new novel for younger readers Stunt Bunny: Showbiz Sensation. It was very exciting and if I'm honest a little intimating to be around all these people we didn't know. But it was fine because there was the timeless topic of Twilight and the issue of sparkly vampires and that broke the ice.

Tamsyn did a speech as did an important Simon and Schuster person. There was lots of food and then there was a signing. I want to say a huge thanks to Caroline for being a great launch party companion. I had such a great time chatting with her.

Caroline has recently started a meme which is encouraging people to read books in translation. It is very cool and you should definitely check it out!

Melvin Burgess at the British Film Institute
Saturday 5th June, 2pm
'Acclaimed author of teenage fiction Melvin Burgess will be talking about book to screen adaptation, his writing career followed by a half-hour book signing. There is also a competition on www.spinebreakers.co.uk where the winner will win a signed copy of Melvin's new book, Nicolas Dane, as well as the chance to interview Melvin after the talk.' (Source: BFI Website) More info about this and other events at BFI can be found here

The Demon's Covenant UK Signing
Sarah Rees Brennan will be hosting an author talk, signing and then watching a film with Murder One Film Club on Tuesday June 15th, 6.30pm, Shortwave Cinema, London. More info can be found on the lovely Jenny's blog @ Wondrous Reads

Summer Scream Event @ Foyles Book Shop London
There is a super exciting event taking place at Foyles.
19th June, 12 - 4 pm
The following authors will be there for signings and author talks: Rachel Caine, Sarah Rees Brennan, Sarwat Chadda, Brian Williams & Roderick Hunt. Tickets are free but you need to book a place. Find out more @ http://www.foyles.co.uk/summer_scream.asp?

Torment news
The first chapter of Torment by Lauren Kate has been released! Check it out here: http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/fallen/Torment_SneakPeek.pdf

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares Book Trailer

I really cannot wait to read this book. My copy arrived from the publisher yesterday. Thanks very much to Hodder and Stoughton for sending it to me.

Recommendations please!
My sister's birthday is fast approaching and I need some recommendations of mermaid books. That's her thing. YA or adult. Give me what you've got!


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Wow, there's loads going on at the moment! I'm glad you and Caroline had a great time at the launch party.

And as for mermaid books, I can't think of any. Oh, maybe Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (01/06). I haven't read it but I loved her other two books.

YellowBanana said...

Some mermaid YA books which are supposed to be pretty good:
See Change by Aimee Friedman
Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

The Foyles Event looks awesome!

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

Daria's covers are absolutely brilliant. *applauds*

Splendibird said...

Thanks so much for posting the My Name Is Memory trailer. I'd never heard of this, but have now looked it up and will be buying it as soon as possible. It looks awesome!

The Book Bug said...

Oooh, pretty covers!!! Okay, so has she read the Ingo series- if not then she needs to. They are so good. Ive read so many I can;t think of any of the top of my head but I'll look. Drop a comment over on my blog if you need some help! Also, your really lucky to get the new Ann Brashares book- I got The Summer that blah blah from the library and can;t wait to read it.

Kat said...

Those cover designs look amazing!

I've just received a copy of My Name is Memory too. Doesn't it sound fantastic? I can't wait to read it!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I love the hottie in that trailer. I especially love his hair.

Caroline said...

Heya !
You are too lovely to talk about Lost in Translation !! Thanks !

I have been searching siren books ever since I read your post (lol, there's nothing like a book challenge), and since I can't recall any (besides the Odyssey and the Grimm brothers) I searched a bit on Amazon:
- Siren by Tricia Rayburn (July 2010)
- Emily Windsnap and the Siren's secret by Liz Kessler
- Siren by John Everson (August 2010)
- The Siren, by Alison Bruce
- Siren's call (Dark Tides Novels) by Devyn Quinn

I hope it will help !

Shweta said...

I will say Forbidden Sea but then I read the ARC .Check if it's released in UK?

Simcha said...

I've also been Wanting to read My Name is Memory, though I heard the ending is a disappointment, so now I'm not so sure. Nothing like a lousy ending to ruin a book for me.