Phew, the week’s over. Work’s been really busy, and have had barely time to read — most of which has been all about deadlines — ARCs, Library Due Dates, etc. One week to go and life calms down a bit. In the meantime, here are some 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:
- Unseen Harper Lee letters give intimate view of To Kill a Mockingbird author — aside from Lee’s (I’m guessing intentional) misunderstanding of Hebrews 13:8, these sound fascinating.
- When British Authors Write American Dialogue, or Try To — there’s some good stuff here.
- New York Observer columnist who offered ISIS money to kill him thinks we should close all public libraries, takes heat — the writing is a bit too much for me here, but I saw this play out some on Twitter this week and wanted to post about it, in case anyone missed it. Poor guy didn’t know what he was getting into (or, he absolutely knew and wanted the attention).
- Seanan McGuire: All Books Are Real Books — you don’t have to spend a lot of time/effort here to see I’m a McGuire fan. So it’s not surprising that I enjoyed this interview — but I expect that people who aren’t me will, too.
- The Secret Of NIMH Was Inspired By A Horrific Experiment — A little behind-the-scenes look at The Secret of NIMH/Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (I read the book a more times than I saw the movie growing up, but I spent too much time doing both).
- In Defense of Reading (and Writing) for Fun — Melissa Caruso speaks for many of us with this, saving the link to use for the next time I have to have that conversation with family/acquaintances.
- Why We Keep Telling the Same Stories: Neil Gaiman, Halldor Laxness and the art of revisiting myths
- PWs Best Books of 2017 — It’s October and we’re already doing this?
- 6 Famous Writers Injured While Writing
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- A Die Hard Christmas The Illustrated Holiday Classic by JJ Harrison, Doogie Horner — which I quite liked, as you can read here.
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to Skulls and Coffee, BellaDonna, vickibrock44 and Rizky FAUZI (I’d never be brave enough to do what he’s doing with his blog — no matter how great the idea is) for following a version of the blog this week.