A little skimpier than usual — just one of those weeks, I guess. Here are the 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:
- Pottermore readies radical relaunch — I barely poked around the edges of the original, but it seemed pretty cool. I’m betting the new one will be also.
- Why is Winnie the Pooh Called a Pooh? — Huh. And now you know . . .
- An Open Letter To An Extended Book Series — Even if you don’t know the series in question here, you’ve been there…
- A couple of Lee Child/Jack Reacher links:
- Lee Child on 20th novel and movie sequel — Can always count on CBS to let Child sell his stuff (not a complaint, just an observation)
- The Lawless Pleasures of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Novels by Malcolm Gladwell — Not a misprint. Gladwell talking about Jack Reacher for The New Yorker. Just seems strange. Obviously, worth a read.
- 16 Ways ‘Game of Thrones’ Influenced Your Life — A fun little list
- 21 Quotes That Remind Us Just How Much We Love Books — BookBub (who else?) assembled this nifty list of quotations that you can probably identify with
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins by Reed Farrel Coleman I just finished this last night. Almost as good as last year’s Blind Spot. Coleman does some really good stuff here — I probably spent more time guessing here than I usually do with a Stone novel. Love what Coleman does with Molly and Suit…I need to shut up before this becomes my blog entry on the book. It’s good, people
- Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell — I blogged about this a couple of days ago. It’s short, but does the work of a novel twice its size.
- Make Me by Lee Child — If the links above, didn’t give it away, there’s a new Reacher novel. A case of mistaken identity leads to a cross-country investigation, and, I bet, a lot of violence.
- All In by Joel Goldman and Lisa Klink — Looks like there’s sort of a Leverage-y, Fox & O’Hare feel to this. Looks fun.
- A Guide To Being A Dog, by Seamus Wheaton by Wil Wheaton — Yeah, it’s a little spendy, but the tweets that form the basis of it are a hoot, and it’s for a good cause…