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:
- ‘The Great Gatsby’ Turns 90: Five Things You Might Not Know About the Classic Novel — a good tribute to Fitzgerald’s best. I can’t help shake my head at Mencken’s take — and laugh at the comparison of Gatsby parties to . . . well, read it yourself.
- In My Younger and More Vulnerable Years: On First Reading The Great Gatsby — Scribner got 12 authors to talk about their first exposure to the novel.
- 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far — this is a daunting task, and frankly, the guys at Oyster Review are dead wrong on a few of these. Still, an impressive list and good TBR fodder.
- My Underrated List — Kevin Hearne reacts to ending up on a Buzzfeed list and offers his list of underrated titles
- What Kids Want in Books — some interesting data from Scholastic
- B&N Reads’ advice columnist attempts to answer the question, How Many Books is Too Many?
- Don Draper reviews children’s books — what better way to celebrate the last few episodes?
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu — the trilogy concludes. I have high hopes for this.
- Dark Heir by Faith Hunter — Jane Yellowrock is back.
- Scent of Murder by James O. Born — a K-9 policeman on the hunt for a kidnapper