Just a few 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:
- Lin-Manuel Miranda buys bookshop to save it from closure — sweet little story.
- The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019? — Not technically about books/reading — but anyone looking at this space thinks about reviews in general at least a little bit.
- I somehow at various points of the week stumbled onto a theme. We’ll start with: On the Heartbreaking Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books: Summer Brennan Attempts Marie Kondo’s Approach to Tidying Up Her Library — I may have actually shared this back in 2016, I’m too lazy to check.
- What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy’ — Anakana Schofield had a very different reaction to Kondo’s advice.
- And finally — try not to get jealous at some of these pics: 10 Famous Book Hoarders — another one I might have shared before, but I ran across it this week again.
- Seanan McGuire prompted fans to hit her up with Toby Daye characters brought to life by memes from The Good Place, which was very fun.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire — the 4th Wayward Children novella, a wonderful story about a very serious girl. I gushed about it a little earlier this week.
- The Burglar by Thomas Perry — a young burglar stumbles onto a murder scene and ends up running for her life. A heckuva thrill-ride. I talked about it last fall a bit.
- The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu — we finally get to return to the war between Prophus and Genjix via Ella and Io. I need to find time to read this soon.