Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them (especially if you read BookRiot a lot), but just in case:
- Why teenagers are so resistant to e-readers — at least one teen’s thoughts
- Economists show that boys who grow up around books earn significantly more money as adults — feelin’ good about my boys’ future
- 4 Times Don DeLillo Predicted the Future — really, I’ll stop talking about DeLillo and his new book soon. Probably sometime after I read it.
- Goodreads Launches New Homepage — eh…less than impressed, but I don’t hate it. You?
- The Stakes of Genre Categorization — Michael R. Underwood talks about Genre Categorization and another way to go about it.
- “The Boxcar Children” and the Spirit of Capitalism — I read many of these books as a kid (several times), I never noticed what this piece from The New Yorker points out. Not sure I totally buy it, but thought it was interesting. Learned some interesting behind-the-scenes info about the books, though.
- Tor.com Publishing Acquires Three Books From Myke Cole — There is no part of this that doesn’t appeal to me.
- How I mourned my sister through the books she left behind
- The 7 Kinds of Reader I Wish I Were — Me, too
- Books & Co. – Ace Atkins — a piece on Atkins from Arizona PBS.
- Play along – Summer Book Bingo — seems like a fun way to track reading…we’ll see how it goes (but who will hear me yell out, “Bingo!” when I win?)
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Cupid Reconciliation by Michael R. Underwood — The bestest
Genrenaut story yet. I hope you all are reading this series (or at least buying them).
- We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman — Norman’s follow-up to Domestic Violets is a strong candidate for my year-end list. Probably a stronger candidate if I ever get around to reading it. Still, it looks nice on my TBR shelf.
- The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman — do I really need to say more than just the author’s name?
- Death by Cliché by Bob Defendi — “Death by Cliché is a heartwarming tale of catastrophic brain damage. Share it with someone you love. Or like. Or anyone at all. Buy the book.” The Big Idea about it.