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:
- Robert Burns songs re-recorded in their original, genteel context — this is pretty cool
- 8 Science-Backed Reasons to Read a (Real) Book — Nothing against them, but I never thought I’d link to a Real Simple piece . . .
- Tiffany McDaniel: ‘The novel was there saying, “Let me out!”‘ — our friend Tiffany McDaniel is interviewed by The Guardian.
- Vengeance and Magic: Revealing the Cover for Paul Cornell’s Chalk — news about a book I absolutely will be talking about next November
- A Case for a “Previously” Section in Book Series — Kevin Hearne has started doing this (probably others, too, I just don’t know about them) — Maddie Rodriguez makes the case that everyone should. If only. . . .
- 11 Websites To Find Free Audiobooks Online — blah
- Check Out This Fan-Made Name of the Wind Monopoly Game!
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley — a new Flavia de Luce and/or reminder that I need to catch up with these books.
- The Family Plot by Cherie Priest — I really don’t think this is my kind of book, but given the author, if I read it, I’d probably love it.
- Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner — similarly, I don’t see myself reading this memoir, but I bet it’s good.
- Not a book, but a handful of titles published by Fahrenheit Press are now available in paperback, for you non-ereaders. Notably, the two wonderful Jo Perry books.
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to allmeowedout, belikewaterproduction, FelissaEly, frustratedego, Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek, TNWTL MOVEMENT, and marteenreadsbooks for following the blog this week. Wow! A bumper crop!