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:
- US Independent Bookstores Thriving and Growing — I’ve posted variations on this theme before, but it’s always encouraging to read.
- Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2019 — don’t think I’ve brushed up against any of those mentioned here, but this is encouraging, too.
- Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Tom Holland, and Others Stand Against Piracy
- Publishing 2025: a vision — From The Bookseller
- Publishing Killing Libraries? — a thought-provoking thread
- Traditional Books vs. Ebooks: A Comparison — I’m not sure there’s anything new here, but a nice post nonethelss.
- Beowulf the work of single author, research suggests — I didn’t realize this was a thing (I think we covered Beowulf in 3 lit classes in college, too — where it should’ve come up). Still, I find this kind of thing fascinating.
- To the Librarian Who Changed My Life — awwww
- 5 Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book — fun post. (and a great blog name/tag line, too…)
- How I write book reviews — another nice BTS book blogger post — thanks to the Tattooed Book Geek for retweeting it.
- Tell Us Your Drinking Preferences, We’ll Tell You What Genre You Are! — Other than identifying me as a Horror lover (check the archives here, see how wrong that is), fun dumb quiz
- Fantasy Book Covers Intimidate Me—Here’s Why — I get this. Been there.
- Nero Wolfe — the detective who loves his grub
- Hilariously Honest Book Titles (Adaptations Edition) and Hilariously Honest Book Titles (Part 4) both have some really winners.