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:
- How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever — the more you know . . .
- The Gumshoe Site reports that Reed Farrel Coleman’s Where it Hurts and Joe Ide’s IQ (and 2 things I haven’t heard of) won 2017 Shamus Awards
- Matthew Norman: How I Write — some good snippets from Norman
- The Name’s Wolfe, Nero Wolfe: Rex Stout’s Influence on Ian Fleming — 2 weeks in a row with Wolfe pieces. Do I know how to attract readers or what? Possibly interesting to non-Wolfe readers as well.
- Why You Should Read More Than One Book at a Time — not sure I buy it all, but this is good
- A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen:
- SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast with Neil Gaiman — thanks to very effective YouTube advertising, I tried a couple of episodes of Syfy’s Origin Stories podcast. I thought this one with Gaiman was just great.