Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Reading novels makes us better thinkers — ah ha! I have a
n excusejustification to read! Not that I needed one. Or that it seems to make me much of a decision-maker.
- The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History — some of these are great. I particularly enjoyed Twain on Austen and the contrast between Hemingway and Faulkner.
- Amazon Orders Cop Drama Pilot Based On Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch Novels — Oh please let this work. I’m thinking Michael Cudlitz.
- How to read a lot of books — a lot of good advice here. May try out some of his organization. (via Lifehacker)
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Wisp of a Thing by Alex Bledsoe — The Hum and the Shiver was almost unbelievably good, almost afraid to try this sequel. Not sure it can live up to it.
- Killer Ambition by Marcia Clark — I’ve enjoyed the first two, should be a fun read
- The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg — despite what I said about the prequel, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel by Neil Gaiman — be sure to read Patrick Rothfuss’ review
Man! I’ve got to get to reading…