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:
- Bookstore Sales Had First Gain in Eight Years in 2015 — Yahoo!
- 5 Reasons to Start a Family Book Club (and 10 Recommendations to Get You Started) — Should’ve thought of this already.
- Why Reading Comics Makes You Smarter — I used to love stuff like this when I was a young comic book geek — even if my father was never as impressed as he should’ve been. Still, thanks to Geek & Sundry for giving kids today more ammo.
- How Honest Should You Be When You Review Self-published Books? — BookRiot-er A.J. O’Connell asks a question I’ve been pondering the last couple of weeks as I’m reading a lot more self/indie-published books this year. Some very helpful comments.
- Announcing THE DAYS OF TAO by Wesley Chu — Subterranean Press is putting out a new Tao story, looking forward to that.
- Kevin Hearns has some sage words for writers (that readers might enjoy)
- 15 Books with More Characters than You Can Keep Track Of — a great infographic
- 7 Signals That It’s Time To Give Up On A Book — huh. Bustle having decent advice instead of a goofy list. Had to happen, eh?
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Switcheroo by Aaron J. Elkins — A trip to Britain’s Channel Islands with Dr. Oliver? Don’t mind if I do.
- Calamity by Brandon Sanderson — the final book in the Reckoners series. This should be great.