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:
- Possible salvation for Barnes & Noble — The jury’s still out, obviously, on what this week’s big news is going to mean for B&N, but there’s reason for hope. And if B&N does better, books as a whole do better…
- Why We’ll Always Love Small-Town Libraries
- Does Reading Fiction Make Us Better People? Not a lot new here, but it’s nice to have all the various studies collected into one piece
- Neil Gaiman Hilariously Sums Up How Books Mean Wildly Different Things To Kids And Adults — Hilariously may be overselling a tad, but it’s a good article anyway.
- 18 Books and Series Gen Z Grew Up With — I’ve bought copies of most of these for my kids (borrowed a few others from the library) — read more than my share, too. Not sure why 1977’s Bridge to Terabithia made the list — but it deserves it’s place on it, as I recall.
- Problematic issues re Amazon reviews
- 8 of the Best Private Detectives in Mystery Series — there’s a couple on this list I should read (yeah, because I need more crime fiction in my life).
- A Book-ish Related Podcast Episodesyou might want to give a listen to:
- O&F Podcast, Ep. 196: Patricia BriggsStrout talks to Briggs about a whole host of stuff — I appreciated her talking about grief and what it did to her writing, and the pressures of hitting the NYT Best-Seller List. But just an enjoyable chat overall.
- This Week’s New Release that I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey — a PI is called in by her estranged twin to solve a murder at a Hogwarts-esque private school? Sign me up.