Wow. I knew I was busy and distracted this week from how little I read and wrote, but seeing my list of things for this post really brought that home. There were very few 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:
- Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science — Frankly, I think none of these reasons are why you should be reading — but they’re pleasant fringe benefits.
- Why I Can’t Listen to Audiobooks — I totally get this, and used to be like it. Might end up that way again, too.
- My Formative SFF: Forgotten Classics of the ’70s and ’80s — Interesting look at some books I could’ve grown up on, but didn’t. Worth the click just for the covers alone — really miss most of these styles.
- Kevin Hearne tweeted some wonderful news.
- A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen:
- Speaking of Mysteries Episode 140: Lee Goldberg — I enjoyed listening to Goldberg and cannot wait to read this book.
- K. J. Howe – The Freedom Broker — Stephen Usery talks about Howe’s new series (enjoyed book 1 last year, and liked the first chapter of the upcoming release — hope to post about it next week).
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman — Rachman’s great — and so far, his books are so unlike each other (except in quality) that it’s hard to know what to expect from the next one. This book centers on a man growing up in the shadow of his father’s genius while trying to become his own person. Which sounds dull the way I phrased it, so you’d better go see how a marketer would put it.