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:
- Anne Frank’s ‘dirty’ jokes found on diary pages she covered over — When I first saw this headline, I figured it was from The Onion or McSweeney’s, but no. This is an actual thing.
- Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science — We’ve seen all this before, but what member of the choir doesn’t like being preached to?
- I wanted to write something about the death of Tom Wolfe, he had such a huge impact on me, starting in junior high and continuing until…well, now. But I just didn’t have the time, also, I just didn’t know what to say rather. Thankfully, these people did:
- Tom Wolfe, ‘New Journalist’ Turned Literary Icon, Dies at 88 — from Publisher’s Weekly.
- Tom Wolfe, 88, ‘New Journalist’ With Electric Style and Acid Pen, Dies — The New York Times
- Tom Wolfe, ‘Right Stuff’ Author and New Journalism Legend, Dead at 88 — Rolling Stone
- Tom Wolfe: The writer who dissected and deconstructed America’s absurdities — Andy Martin writing for the Independent
- How and Why I Became a Book Blogger
- The Best Gifts for Bookworms (That Aren’t Books)
- Unpopular Bookish Opinions — there’s some merit to some of these. And the others . . . wellllll…
- A couple of different takes on this odd topic:
- This Week’s New Release that I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- How It Happened by Michael Koryta — Just reading the pitch for this — and knowing what Koryta can do with suspense — makes me think about doubling up on the blood pressure medication the day I start this.