Links & Things + Books for Cheap
Links & Things
- I really liked this reminder from Chuck Wendig about why it's important to finish your shit.
- Are you gifting a Lisa Schroeder book this year? (And you should!) If you are, you should get in on this signed bookplate offer by Dec. 10.
- Alert! If you preorder Liza Palmer's a-freaking-mazing Girl Before a Mirror, you can get a signed copy of one of her previous books. I loved the hell out that book so, so much and can't wait to re-read it.
- It looks like The Scorpio Races movie has a decent chance of becoming an actual thing... I am both excited and nervous about this news.
- In other Maggie Stiefvater news, she now has a Society 6 shop featuring her artwork. I'd like one of everything, please. (Or at least this, this and this.)
- My friend Kinoko is an incredible graphic novelist. She recently loaded up her Etsy shop with some goodies--including her graphic novels and these adorable bookmarks.
- I thought this was interesting: Vulture takes a look at all the female-centric television happening right now.
- The Guardian acknowledges what we already knew: Mindy Lahiri is the best TV character of the year.
As of today, Dec. 8, all of these books are discounted to under $6--please check the prices before clicking "buy." Most are Kindle editions, but a few are print. Happy reading!
Notes: The Sky is Everywhere is one of my favorite books--it's just magic. I thought My Life Next Door was an incredible solid depiction of teen relationships, including a very sex-positive story of teens figuring out how to take their relationship to the next level.
Note: I have had all three of these books on my to-read list for ages. Sandra read The Beginning of Everything and really liked it.
Note: I haven't read any of these three books, but they've all been recommended by people with good taste. Cruel Beauty is high up on my list, since it's supposed to be very gripping and different.
Notes: Chuck Wendig's Heartland trilogy is one of my favorite current series--it's so different. I thought Kim Derting's alien abduction series, The Taking, was pretty fun, though not the best thing ever. Sandra really liked Anna Dressed in Blood--it sounded too scary for me.
Note: What to try out a feminist historical romance? You can't go wrong with Sarah MacLean or Courtney Milan.
Notes: A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents seems to be an under-the-radar Liza Palmer book, but I really liked it. You cannot beat this deal for all three of Molly O'Keefe's Crooked Creek Ranch novels and About Last Night is by far my favorite Ruthie Knox book.