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:
- Cover versions: why are UK and US book jackets often so different? — Frankly, I disagree with the story’s take on Clinton’s US cover, but the rest of this is quite interesting. Love reading this kind of thing.
- What Writers Can Learn From Goodnight Moon — Don’t know much about Ng, but I enjoyed this.
- 12 Words with Luca Veste — 1. I think this interview “style” is pretty cool, and I want to go read more of them just for this and 2. Veste is always entertaining. Put the 2 of them together, and you’ve got something.
- 13 Literary Takes on the Lives of Animals — haven’t heard of any of these, but might track a few down
- 10+ Times Writers Took Book Dedications To Another Level —
I wish I knew who was behind some of these, but they’re all worth a read. I knew Derek Landy was funny, didn’t realize he didn’t keep it just to the stories.
- A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen:
- Mysterypod with Ace Atkins — Atkins talks to Stephen Usery about his latest Quinn Colson and Spenser novels, and race relations in the South and Boston.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Paradox Bound by Peter Clines — looks like a fun time travel novel through US history.
- Horizon by Fran Wilde — which serves as a good reminder that I’ve inexplicably not read Cloudbound.