Saturday Miscellany—2/15/20

Not much to say, I’m 604 miles away from home this weekend and haven’t been able to write more than three sentences so far, which is about two posts under my goal (have read more than a few, however). Thankfully, this post doesn’t require a lot of writing. It’s probably the elevation, because that’s a thing, right? (or maybe it’s just spending time with my wife and daughter…)

Anyway…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:

    A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen to:

  • The Once & Future Podcast, Ep. 204: Jeanine Cummins—Anton Strout talks to his old friend about American Dirt in an interview recorded before the controversy about the book (and promotion of it) got as big as it has. I had a suspicion that many of her critics didn’t know that much about Cummins/her work before I listened to this. Now I’m convinced.

    I’m sure I missed some, but there weren’t any New Releases that caught my eye this week.


6 thoughts on “Saturday Miscellany—2/15/20

  1. Wow! Joseph Bottom’s article on the decline of the novel hits me where it hurts! I love to read fiction, but the proliferation of writers means that one can scarcely discern which new novel is going to change my world view, and which is simply a rehash of old themes.

    And when I see something like “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its sequels eating up the reading time of the ever-shrinking population of readers, it is dis-heartening.

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