Books of Summer 2012: The List That Never Ends

Currently reading: Messy – Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

You know the drill. If you don’t, click here. If you don’t know the drill, but you don’t care, don’t click there. If you know the drill but you don’t care, I don’t blame you, because I’ve stopped caring too. I mean, I obviously somewhat care because I’ve been doing this list for a full year now…okay, let’s just say I’m apathetic at best…which is the reason why I’ve yet to finish this list once and for all!

Okay. Let’s move on, shall we?

List of books under the cut.

Update: Instead of the usual reviews, I will be liveblogging my way through each book on Tumblr

Update #2: June 23, 2012. Won’t be doing a liveblog after all; it takes up a lot of time. If I had just a few books to read, I would, but I have over twenty books to go through, so reading them and blogging about them will take about twice the time. Instead, I will just do as usual and just do a review for each after I’ve read them. 

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Curse of the Avid Reader Card: Catholic Church Says “Nun of This!”

Nun writes a book about female masturbation, upon which – of course –  the Vatican frowns. So let me get this straight: women can’t have premarital sex, masturbate, use birth control, be a single mom, or have an abortion. I’d tell the Vatican to wank off, but that’s not allowed. Though maybe if they actually tried it, they wouldn’t be so uptight! [Jezebel]

I flatlined several times reading this [Fifty Shades of Gay]

Another John Grisham novel makes it way to the silver screen, but it’s actually about baseball [Variety]

4 Reasons For Making Time to Read [Writer’s Digest]

There’s a such thing as illegal price-fixing on ebooks? In the publishing world, that’s, like, gangsta shit! [Quill & Quire]

50+ Things to Make From Old Books [Saved by Love Creations]

Why American authors are obsessed with the apocalypse [New Statesman]

Check out this awesome Tumblr site. It tracks the reading habits of NYC subway passengers [Underground New York Public Library]

C.S. Lewis on Reading Old Books [The City Online]

Emma Watson goes from one film adapted from a book to another [Huffington Post]

Contemporary Authors We Think We’ll Still Be Reading in 100 Years [Flavorwire]

Breaking Down The Manuscript – Editing your manuscript [The Write One Blog]

Scribe Awards nominees [Locus Online]

And I thought I was bad with overdue library books [BBC News]

Casting news for yet another young adult novel turned TV show []

Casting news for yet another young adult novel turned movie [FirstShowing.Net]

There’s a such thing as a BookExpo? Excuse my ignorance, but HOW AM I FINDING THIS OUT JUST NOW?! [CBS Money Watch]

IndieReader Discovery Award Winners Announced [Huff Post Books Canada]

The Life Of A Writer – Changing a career [The Write One Blog]

Can a book be too pretty? [Toronto Standard]

How To Do Research For Historical Fiction [Writer’s Relief]

Dave Eggers’ New Book [Huff Post Books Canada]

Once I read the description of this novel, I immediately logged onto my online library account and put it on hold [Indigo]

10 Videos You Could Use To Inspire Writing [Antsict]

Why I Write “Strong Female Characters” [io9]

Five new crime-fiction books that will keep you guessing all summer [The Globe and Mail]