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 Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead — interesting story from the NY Times. Over the last few years, I’ve come around on ebooks, and they account for a decent amount of what I read/buy (just finished one last night), but I prefer hard copies. I find this story encouraging.
- 10 Haunting Lines From William Faulkner’s Works That I’m Reminded Of On His Birthday — Uzma Shamim pays tribute to Faulkner on his 118th birthday.
- Talking to NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar About His Sherlock Holmes Novel — last guy I’d figure to write about Sherlock’s brother, but, honestly? The idea appeals to me.
- Urban fantasy fiction: there’s more to it than sex with were-leopards — hate the subtitle, but it’s a decent article from The Guardian.
- My favorite Urban Fantasist, Jim Butcher, did a redditAMA this week, haven’t read it all, but what I have is worth the time.
- Paul Cornell Will Revisit Lychford! — Tor.com announced a follow-up to The Witches of Lychford, which is great to hear.
- What Would I Give Up Writing For — Updraft‘s Fran Wilde guest-blogged at Bibliotropic the other day.
- O&F Podcast, Ep. 96: Kevin J. Anderson — Anton Strout talks to Anderson who is just a machine. I won’t pretend to have read a lot of his works (few can), but what I have read has been good. Interviews like this make you want to take a year off of everyone else just to read him.
- Only one New Release caught my eye this week:
- Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse — most of what I know about Mycroft comes from Baring-Gould’s speculation about a familial tie to Nero Wolfe, looking forward to learning a bit more.