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 a professional book aficionado packs reading for a trip. Yes, there’s strategy. — I’m not sure I buy this strategy, but I appreciate the thought. I’m not sure I’ve read anything this month that I agree with more than the last paragraph, though.
- Deferred gratification is dead? Tell that to fans of serialised novels — I haven’t taken the jump into serialized novels as much as I’ve wanted to — but I’ve dug the couple I’ve tried. Any of you gone down this road?
- Readers Make the Best Sleuths: Or, a Welcome Letter from the Editors of CrimeReads — I already had 2 pieces from this site on my list for this week before I read this welcome. Clearly, I like the sort of thing they publish — many of you will, too. Speaking of which, we might as well look at them now:
- Ian Rankin: There’s Nothing Crime Fiction Can’t Do
- Val McDermid on the Remarkable Rise of Tartan Noir
- Dragons, and Firefighters, and Books, Oh My! Author Sean Grigsby Talks ‘Smoke Eaters’ — am I ever going to shut up about this book? Maybe. But not today.
- A Literary Antidote to Game of Thrones
- Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Three: Take Three — yes
- Forget Frankenstein, what else are snowflake students getting wrong about classic literature? — pretty much nails it.