I am so excited about this, I can't stand it! HBO has officially greenlighted a series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Oh my gosh, I love these books! I made my husband get HBO at least 6 months ago, just so I would be ready when/if it started airing!
Book Rat announced plans for Jane (Austen) in June. If you're an Austenite, or if you're curious about her work but have never tried it, this is probably something you'll want to participate in.
Patrick Rothfuss has announced a few book signings he's doing in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Maryland. If you're a fan, by all means go! If you're not a fan, why not? His fantasy book, The Name of the Wind is beyond awesome.
Shweta's Book Journal raised a good question about some visitor tracker widgets and privacy. I liked what she had to say and hope bloggers take notice.
Fellow Fantasy Geeks! Suvudu has a fantasy character virtual cage fight posted that is absolutely hilarious. Go vote for your favorites, but be sure to check out the descriptions of how the staff think the fights will go.
Angieville posted a very touching story about reading Peter Pan with her son.
Let Them Read Books featured Williamsburg summer gardens in her Time Travelers Series this week.
The Unread Reader announced her Christopher Moore Challenge. I won't be reading along because I've read these so very recently, but if you think Moore might be for you, here's a boost to get you started. He's hilarious, and I generally love his books. Look at the shiny widget for his new book in my sidebar.
Here's a slideshow with the cast of A Song of Ice and Fire.
I thought that some of you might like to join in. If you would like to write up your own post showcasing some of the highlights from your Google Reader for the week, steal the button, link to me, and enter your name in the Mister Linky. Thanks!