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:
- Let’s start with a nice piece from The Guardian: Why do books still exist, asks a teenager — and answers a teenager, as well.
- How One Misunderstanding in the 1870s Created an Entire Sci-Fi Subgenre — title says it all. Interesting stuff.
- How Long to Read — is an interesting looking tool. I’ve played around with it a little — seems on target, a fun distraction if nothing else.
- Carrie Vaughn Podcasts Kitty Saves the World — a good looking entry from Authors on Tour, hope to get to that soon.
- Matthew Norman tweeted some long awaited news (if you haven’t read Domestic Violets yet, get to it)
- 50 Inspirational Quotes from Literature — in handy Infographic form
- Book Riot compiled a nice list of the Best of Bookish Art from Tumblr.
- 9 Words About Reading That Every Book Nerd Needs to Know, Because “Bibliophile” Just Isn’t Enough — fun vocabulary builders
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Hallow Point by Ari Marmell — who-hoo! Mick Oberon’s back.
- Zero World by Jason Hough — SF Spy-Thriller? Sign me up. Check out this great graphic review from Kevin Hearne.
- Last Words by Michael Koryta — the beginning of a new series from Koryta is good news, anyway, but this one looks particularly strong.
- Zeroes by Chuck Wendig — This Hacker/Cyber Espionage adventure looks good. But it’s by Wendig, so I’ll either dig it or hate it, no matter what it looks like. Still, the writing will be great.
- Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by soandso — A follow-up to last year’s Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, which I’ve flipped through, but haven’t actually read much of. Nicely written and gorgeous. Bonus — big and heavy enough to kill an intruder if used correctly.