I seem to be having one of those weeks: I’m reading a fantastic book and — to make deadlines — a pretty good book and one I haven’t decided about yet. And I feel like I’m getting nowhere with any of them (the bookmarks keep moving, so I know that’s not the case). It’s pretty frustrating. Especially with library due dates and other deadlines looming. I tell ya, the reader’s life is hard, yo.
Anyway, I haven’t spent that much time web/social media surfing this week. But I do have a small list of odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye to share with you. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Audiobooks, inclusivity and #MeToo … how books changed in 2018 — I’d differ a bit with some of the analysis in this piece from The Guardian, but I still liked the overview as a whole
- A Massive Number of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve — I’m not convinced it’ll be all that good for creativity, but it’ll be handy for ease of access.
- Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire? — I’m not sure Antony gets anywhere with this question, but it’s something I keep running into.
- How to Read Even More in 2019: 12 Tips on How to Maximize Your Reading This Year — I’ve seen this shared a lot. Unlike most years where I see a variety on the same theme, it’s like everyone just decided to use this from Strand Bookstore.
- 25 Books Hitting the Screen in 2019 — Some items on this list seem like a bad idea, few really excite me. What about you?
- The Real Book Spy’s 2019 Reading Guide: Every Thriller We Know About So Far
- Starting yesterday, “and continuing every Friday moving forward,” Criminal Element “will be revisiting every Edgar Award winner for Best Novel.” — Which looks like a dynamite series.
- Raymond Chandler and a Meditation on Nero Wolfe and His Orchids