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:
- Municipal Fantasy: Adventures in literary taxonomy On defining a new subgenre — A call for a redefinition of Urban Fantasy. Interesting to read.
- I’m A Teenager And I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. — there is much to commend in this thinking.
- 10 Famous Book Hoarders — huh
- Warren Zevon’s Massive Book Collection Is for Sale — found it interesting that both of these came up this week.
- 11 fictional dogs we wish we could bring to the office on Take your Dog to Work Day — doesn’t feature Atticus’ Oberon, Harry Dresden’s Mouse, or Bernie Little’s Chet — but a decent list nonetheless.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Force by Don Winslow — Winslow writes about a corrupt group in the NYPD — the hype around this one is strong, and it looks good. Probably going to crack this one open Monday — can’t wait.
- The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham — Last year, I’d fully intended on reading all the Fiona Griffiths novels after really getting sucked into the first. Whoops — 17 months later and not only haven’t I read another, there’s a new one.
- Indigo by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, and Mark Morris — no, really — all those authors, one novel. I don’t get it, but I’m intrigued. The story about an investigative reporter/superpowered vigilante seems almost as interesting as see how all this works.
- Run Program by Scott Meyer — a rogue AI with the intelligence of a 6-year old gets loose and wreaks havoc. Which is an interesting starting point — add in the fact that this is Scott Meyer, so it’ll be well-told and funny. Likely a winner.