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:
- Neil Gaiman Delves Deep Into Norse Myths for New Book
- Why I still love actual paper books — Alexis Boncy nails it.
- Reading should be about pleasure, not points or prizes
- The Evolution of the Book, Animated –Brain Pickings bring us a nifty TED-Ed video, and many other interesting links.
- A Brief History of the Audiobook — and more educational material — I learned something here.
- Confessions of a Reader: The Classics I’ve Never Read — “Life’s too short to be ashamed of the books you haven’t read.”
- Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Reading Fantasy — yeah, sure, almost every lesson here is horribly wrong — but it’s a fun list 🙂
- How To Tell If You Are In A J.R.R. Tolkien Book — Just in case you’ve ever wondered
- Bookish insults — Short and to the point, funny
- Hard-Core Bookish Insults — BookLikes thought this was a good post, and then made it better. Or, at the very least, longer.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl — where geekdom and literature collide, apparently. It sounds pretty cool to me, for more, listen to this Once & Future Podcast episode and/or read this Big Idea post. I’m hoping to post about this soon. Y’know, once I read the thing.
- Granted by Michelle Merrill — blah
- Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder — a very strong and strange black comedy, you might have noticed the 200 posts here the other day about it. Give it a shot.
- The Quest for Merlin: Magimakía by Rafael Lovato — the first installment in a new YA trilogy
- In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch — a Big Chill-esque novel that’ll be charming, thoughtful, semi-depressing, and tinged with hope. Or so I guess, that seems to be Allison Winn Scotch’s thing.