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:
- Gutenberg’s Revenge: Why books are the only form of physical media whose sales are growing
- Five Reasons to Keep Track of Every Single Book You Read
- Pleasure reading has many benefits — I was exposed to this because of the Nero Wolfe discussion, but there’s a lot more than that
- My Intimate Relationships With Books IV: Foraging at Used Bookstores — I just saw this the day before I went to Powell’s for the first time, kinda neat to see it and my own favorite, Rediscovered Books mentioned together.
- Hollywood Heat: Michael Connelly — I linked to an outtake of this last week, here’s the video from Dateline NBC where “Best-selling author Michael Connelly and Josh Mankiewicz hit the streets of Hollywood.”
- Will The Real Kinsey Millhone Please Stand Up? –How a Private Investigator Became a Writer — one PI-turned-writer tells her story
- eSpotlight – Nero Wolfe Mysteries — The San José Public Library gives a handy introduction to the Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin books
- 5 Classics of Rural Crime Fiction — I meant to list this last week, somehow overlooked it. A nice little list from Nick Kolakowski.
- Interview with Rex Weiner — for those of you who didn’t know (like me) that Ford Fairlaine had a history before Andrew Dice Clay. I maybe have to track these stories down.
- Stav Sherez: crime fiction and the challenge of technology
- Doug TenNapel’s BIGFOOT BILL graphic novel — Check out the Indiegogo funding campaign
- Death By TBR — a poem that speaks to many of us from chattymand (Hat Tip: Paul Cochrun)
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Know Me From Smoke by Matt Phillips — a convicted murderer out on a technicality, a widow still wanting her husbands killer to be caught, “a journey into the shadowy terrain of murder, lost love, and the heart’s lust for vengeance.” Check it out for the fantastic cover, am assured the words are better.
- Pinnacle City: A Superhero Noir by Matt Carter and Fiona J. R. Titchenell — a PI with a past and a Super-Hero on the rise team up in a pulpy noir.