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:
- Hemingway’s Tough-Love Letter of Advice to F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing and Turning Suffering into Creative Fuel — Interesting feedback on Fitzgerald’s 2nd best book, IMHO. I loved the line where Hemingway stops himself and says, “It’s a lot better than I say.” I’ve found myself in that place frequently. That’s about as close to Heminway-esque as I’ll achieve.
- What If I’m Actually a Character in a Larry McMurtry Novel? — It’s been decades since I’ve read McMurtry (it was the last century, come to think of it), but this reminded me why I should
- 7 sidekicks that improve anything by A. Lee Martinez — A. Lee Martinez brings us the first of this week’s lists.
- The Guardian gives us the second: Big Dumb Objects: science fiction’s most mysterious MacGuffins
- Five Books About Policing the Supernatural — I’ve actually read at lest one thing from each of these — I think that’s a first. I’ll have to take her word about the Hughes’ series, not sure I’m willing to try that one again.
- Bringing Literary Love Into Your Relationships
- 10 Authors with Tattoos Inspired by Their Own Books — oh, wait, there’s another list, some good ink, too.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson — Crime Fighting and Vampires — sounds like a good idea from someone (see above) who knows their way around Policing the Supernatural.
- The Dragon Lords: Fool’s Gold by Jon Hollins — the tag line definitely grabs your attention: Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure.” And the description makes it sound like it’d be worthwhile seeing if the book is nearly as good.
- Flying by Carrie Jones — looks like I might enjoy spending an afternoon with this, and it could be a new obsession for my Doctor Who loving daughter.