Busy week for me — not much screen time, alas. So this post will be short. Can’t promise sweet.
Here are the 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:
- Harper Lee letter condemns home town for making her into a ‘tourist attraction’ — a couple of years ago, it seemed like I had a Harper Lee link or two a week for a stretch. Good to have her back on the list.
- Francis Spufford pens unauthorised Narnia novel — The article is right, it seems inevitable that someone will do it. Why not Spufford? Especially if it’s as Lewis-esque as it seems? But I’m apprehensive.
- Not as apprehensive as Lance Parkin is, however (but close): C S Lewis’s story has already been told: why we don’t need a new Narnia book
- Speaking of portal worlds, Syfy Nabs ‘Wayward Children’ Book Series for TV
- Joe Ide’s Next IQ Book Announced (with Details) — have to wait for a new Spenser and now a new IQ? grumble, grumble, grumble. Whatever happened to predictability, indeed. Am sure it’ll be worth the wait.
- Featured Book Trailer: Gregory Mcdonald’s Fletch Mysteries — Anything to bring a few more eyeballs to Fletch. Glad to see this reprinting, in general. I’ve also thought for years that it’d be nice to have a nice matching set of Mcdonald books (more than half of which were very used copies when I bought them). Maybe I should crowd fund it — would any of you contribute? 🙂
- BEST OF CRIME with Brad Parks — this is a fun post in general — moreso for Parks fans. And his choice of best detective? I love Parks all the more.
- DNF’ing Books! — I have a hard time DNF’ing, but this book blogger just did.
- There weren’t any new releases that caught my eye this week — which is a double-edge sword. I feel like I probably missed a few things, but it also gives me a chance to catch up. The struggle is real, my friends.