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:
- Publishing industry’s ‘Super Thursday’ to see more than 500 books published — Wow. Hope this is limited to the U.K. — don’t think my wallet could handle it if this happened here.
- ‘Ready Player One’ Author Ernest Cline Seals Monster Deal For Next Book — Cline’s making the big bucks for his next book, and the movie rights. It’d be easy to be cynical here, or make the cheap joke — but you know what? Good for him. Not a lot of people (other than John Scalzi or Richard Castle) seem to be making money these days writing books, glad someone is.
- 7 Little Known Facts About William Goldman’s The Princess Bride — Goodreads blog post has a few nice nuggets — haven’t done #7 yet, but looking forward to it.
- What I learned from reading debut novels — the exercise helped young writer Harry Connolly, but it’s important for readers to understand the same point when picking their reads.
- 50 Things You Can Skip So You Can Read More — handy and helpful
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Indexing: Reflections by Seanan McGuire — the good folks from the ATI Management Bureau continue their fight against memetic incursions. Which is more fun than it sounds.
- You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day — It’s Felicia Day. Do I need to say more? eh, I’ll let Patrick Rothfuss’ review do the talking.
- Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner — B&N Reads gives 4 Reasons to Fall for Jennifer Weiner’s Who Do You Love
- The End of All Things by John Scalzi — The Old Man’s War saga continues.