No intro today — no time for love, Doctor Jones — so let’s cut to it: 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:
- Don’t @ Me: Authors have a good case against people who bad-mouth their books on Twitter, then drag them into the conversation — how is this something we have to say again?
- For Sale: Letters and Illustrations From Dr. Seuss — a collection from 1957 — the year of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Now I can’t imagine anyone reading this will be in the market for things like this, but you might want to read about it.
- William Goldman’s Strange, Sad, Captivating Children’s Book About a Girl and Her Blanket — I know I haven’t read everything by Goldman, but I thought I’d heard of almost all of it. Not this one though, would be fun to read.
- How Elan Mastai time-warped his way to a debut novel — if you haven’t read All Our Wrong Todays yet, what is wrong with you? Go read this — maybe this will convince you.
- The Dark and Dreamy Noir of The Great Gatsby: A Crime Reading of Fitzgerald’s Classic — huh
- How Many Books Will You Read Before You Die?
- The Evolution of Harry Bosch — another great Crime Reads piece
- Benedict Jacka has revealed the cover of Fallen, the 10th Alex Verus book. More colors than the first 9. I dig it.
- You Know Your Friends are Readers When… — BookRiot’s list is cute but too short.
- Steve Cavanagh talks about his new book on Ireland AM
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen — One of my favorite of 2019 (which isn’t saying much, I realize, as early as we are) — I can’t stop talking about this one, here’s how I started talking about it on the blog — and if you’re silly enough to talk to me in Real Life, you’ll hear a lot more about it.