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:
- Deep Neural Network Learns to Judge Books by Their Covers — Technologically, this is pretty cool. A little troubling, too.
- How to Care for Old or Valuable Books — BookRiot has some handy advice
- Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses — or this might be more your style 🙂
- Ted Chiang, the science fiction genius behind Arrival — Never read Chiang, but a friend was talking him up the other day — apparently, he’s not alone.
- By the Power of Rockstar…I have the POWER! — Oh, we all know this struggle
- 8 Mindbending Facts About Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency — not terribly mindbending, really, but worth a read. I’ve recently read the two Gently novels, need to get my posts up about them, soon.
- You Should Be Reading These Literary Comics: Ideal for That Case of Thinkpiece Fatigue You Just Can’t Shake — from LitHub.com
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Night School by Lee Child — a new Reacher finds him in the late 90s and up to his usual shenanigans
- Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow by Jason Heller, Joshua Viola (eds.) — simply a great anthology of cyberpunk (or just cyber-whatever) stories. My post on it from this week. (link corrected…you’d think I could manage getting my own links right)
- The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer — a Jason Bourne-esque thriller from the lady who wrote some series you may have heard from. I’m not sure I’m going to read this one, but man, I’m intrigued.
- Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonestell — this, and its predecessor, look to be a great combo of SF, military tale and mystery. Why haven’t I been reading these?
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to My Thoughts for following the blog this week.