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:
- What happened when I (tried to) read 30 books in 30 days — There’s some good lessons to learn from her failed experiment.
- No, my book is not a ‘guilty pleasure’ just because I’m a woman — I’ve read plenty of stuff written by non-women that were tagged “guilty pleasures,” so that part of this essay didn’t work for me. But overall, I liked it. The NFL line alone justified the time spent.
- Is rereading your guilty pleasure? We take a look at the pros and cons… — Ignoring the problematic phrase “guilty pleasure,” here’s a good look at this totally non-controversial issue (I did have to agree with a lot of the cons, even if I ignore most of them on a frequent basis)
- Here’s a helpful twitter thread about attending an author event or book signing
- 5 Literary Mysteries That Have Never Been Solved But Are Seriously Fascinating
- 40 of the Best Villains in Literature — Gotta agree with many of these
- Best Novels of 2018 So Far — Haven’t even heard of most of these. Whoops.
- Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 So Far — I have, however, heard of some of these…
- “I Can’t Tell You Stuff Like That!”: Jim Butcher on Dresden, Writing Comics, His New Home and More — some highlights from a recent appearance at a B&N from Jim Butcher. Dude knows how to work his audience.
- These Extremely Condensed Versions Of Famous Books Are Hilarious And Enlightening — I enjoyed this, should probably pick up his book.
- A Couple of Book-ish Related Podcast Episodes you might want to give a listen:
- I meant to mention last week: Episode 389 | Kevin Hearne Interviewon the Author Stories Podcast.
- Also from The Author Stories Podcast, this week Hank Garner posted Episode 399 | Jim Butcher Returns With Brief Cases I’m not sure I heard anything new here, but maybe I did. It was fun to listen to regardless.