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:
- The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead — yup
- How My Bookish Habits Nearly Killed Me. Literally. — I can see me doing this (different books, same idea. Good last ‘graph.
- PBS Unveils The Great American Read’s 100 Most Loved Books — I mentioned this series when it was first announced, but it’s really starting to sound good.
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- 10 Book Designers Discuss the Book Covers They Rejected, And Why — I love reading stories like this…
- Bidding Farewell to the Fairies of Appalachia: Alex Bledsoe Discusses Reaching the End of the Story of the Tufa — I skimmed a bit of this, just to be super-safe, but this is a nice interview about wrapping things up.
- To to Write (and Read) a Good Fight Scene — blog favorite, Michael R. Underwood, talks about fight scenes and what they tell us about character (or at least, what they should)
- 8 Brutally Honest Children’s Book Titles — snicker
- 10 Satirical Covers for the Terrible Books You Can’t Get Away From — same idea, but more thorough (and not about kids books)
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Born to the Blade by Marie Brennan, Cassandra Khaw, Malka Older and Michael R. Underwood — a serialized fantasy novel from a heckuva group of writers, I’m almost done with episode 1 and it’s a strong start. Look into this one.
- The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts — I’m not even going to try to sum this up, click the link to get more info, and then probably go buy it somewhere.