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:
- After I posted my Miscellany last week, the Internet blew up after an interview with J. K. Rowling was released saying that Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron. Alyssa Rosenberg had some good things to say in the aftermath — probably the most thoughtful I saw (although Rainbow Rowell’s tweets on the subject are worth a read) — then yesterday, The Leaky Cauldron gave some context to the quotations, which everyone seems to be missing.
- Mysteries are No Joke — Oline Cogdill has a few things to say about an interview Isabel Allende gave NPR about the mystery genre. Couldn’t agree with Cogdill more.
- NoiseTrade Books — for years now, NoiseTrade has been helping me find new music, and now they’re moving into books — definitely worth a glance. Ebooks for a donation.
- FX Adapting Sci-Fi Novel ‘Redshirts’ As Limited Series — From the “Too Good to be True” file comes this gem.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon — with a side of being annoyed with myself:
- Cress by Marissa Meyer — the latest in the SF/Fairy Tale mashup series. This one snuck up on me — I’m #58 on my library’s reserve list. siiiiigh
- Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch — Argh. I know I pre-ordered this months ago. I know it. Just can’t prove it. Should’ve been reading it by now. Anyhow, this Apprentice Magician/British Policeman series is great, so looking forward to this one.