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:
- Against YA: Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children — This has been shared/RT’d/etc. a billion times the last few days, as it’s raising nothing but revolution and disdain. Why? Because it’s a pile of fetid dingo’s kidneys..
- Ebooks on course to outsell printed editions in UK by 2018 — huh
- Beginner’s Guide to the Best Steampunk Books — I haven’t read all of these, but this seems like a pretty good list.
- ‘This Is Where I Leave You’: Six movie revelations from BookCon — I’m starting to feel pretty bullish about this adaptation.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers — whaddyaknow? I’m Highly Effective. Good to know.
- An Interview with Ace Atkins — Jack Pendarvis has a very interesting talk w/Atkins
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- FaceOff edited by David Baldacci — I love the idea of this. 11 short stories featuring 23 of the best Suspense/Thriller/Detective characters teaming up? Such a great idea. Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly alone is enough to make me sign up.
- Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta — for reasons good/bad/inexplicable, I’ve skipped the last few Koryta novels. This one looks like it’s enough to pull me back in.