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:
- Your Signed Books and Artwork Just Got Harder to Sell in California — SDCC just became a nightmare. Good grief, this is silly.
- The Murder of Stephen King: James Patterson scraps book ‘out of respect’ for the esteemed author — Great idea for a book (or a pilot episode of Castle), but seemed creepy when I heard about it. This is the right move, IMHO. Crime Time Podcast covered this story, too.
- 10 Must-Read Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years (by Decade) — Hard to disagree with any of BookRiot’s list.
- PCC Alumni Publishes Noir Novel — Nice to see Grant Bywaters getting a little press — and I love the news in the last paragraph.
- Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors 2016 — Huh.
- Wesley Chu’s The Lives of Tao is Being Developed for Television — Yes! Let’s hope it’s not too long before Chu makes the above list.
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX Craft Will Pay Tribute to Douglas Adams — because this frood wasn’t cool enough already?
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne — I thoroughly enjoyed this, and am looking forward to getting to the audiobook waiting for me on my phone!
- Cloudbound by Fran Wilde — Updraft just rocked — I can’t wait to see what she does for a follow up.
- A Shot at Salvation by James Craig — this looks chilling.