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:
- 2017 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners — the worst of the worst.
- The search for the Great American Read is on (again)
- Want Teens To Stop Hating Literature? Let Them Read ‘Filthy’ Books — well this rife with problems or stereotypes.
- How to Read an Entire Book in a Single Day — this seems overly complicated.
- The House at Allen Cove — E. B. White’s house is being put up for sale — looks like the kind of place he should’ve lived. Probably out of my price range.
- Why We Read and Why We Write
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh — Set inside ” a dusty town in the Texas Panhandle cut off from the outside world and populated entirely by former criminals and witnesses put in protective custody. The twist: None of these people know who they are, because all of them have had their memories of their pasts erased.” In this quaint little town, not surprisingly, trouble erupts.
- After On by Rob Reid — his Year Zero was a fun humorous SF look at music and piracy, this Silicon Valley novel about an evil social network looks to be equally fun.
- Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise — short stories from the villain’s point of view from series such as The Dresden Files, Iron Druid Chronicles, Kitty Norville, Toby Daye, Faith Hunter and more.
- A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon — a couple of decades ago, Noon’s Vurt blew my mind, and I haven’t picked up anything by him since. This will hopefully be the end of that annoying trend.