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:
- Sales of Print Books Increased, Slightly, in 2017 — “Slightly.”
- How to read more books in 2018 — I can’t imagine that anyone reading this post needs these ideas, but you never know.
- They Tried to Ban Fahrenheit 451 and Replace It With. . . My Book — I think Mr. Williams and I would disagree on some of the issues he brushes up against, but by and large, I can’t help but agree with him about the Bradbury classic. And the horror of your own work replacing it? Gah.
- A few tributes/obituaries for Sue Grafton that I appreciated: S is for Sad by Lee Goldberg, A Is For Appreciation: How Sue Grafton Helped Transform The Mystery Genre by Fresh Air’s Maureen Corrigan, and The Guardian’s Sue Grafton obituary.
- Between the Lines: Robert Crais — a very nice profile of Robert Crais, with an eye to The Wanted (naturally)
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Bomb Maker by Thomas Perry — a great looking thriller about a bomb maker targeting bomb technicians.
- The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce — is on the other end of the spectrum — a sweet looking story about music, love and healing.