I had huge plans for this week—and accomplished absolutely none of them. Of the 3 posts that went up this week, 2 of them were written last week! I really don’t know what happened. I do know that I’m the only one who thinks about it, but…it bugs me. Hope you fared better this week.
I have nothing whatsoever planned for next week. Let’s see what happens…
Enough of that, on with the stuff you came here to see:
that caught my eye this week. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
Inside the Book Industry’s Battle to Stay Afloat During the COVID-19 Crisis
The Great Big Book Club—a new site set up for bookish folks in the lockdown, featuring interviews, live-streams, reviews and more
Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers—a bit too focused on reading for moral/educational benefit, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
The Different Types of Book Formats Explained—nice to see it layed out like this.
The Most Iconic Detective Sidekicks, Ranked: 45 of the greatest detective-adjacent crime-solvers in history.—I really enjoyed this list—I’d quibble with it a bit (as you’re supposed to with lists like this), for example Natalie Teeger should be there instead of Sharona Fleming. Bonus points for including Mozzie and Mac. Regardless, a near perfect Top 5 (indisputable top 2)
20 Books of Summer—I saw a few people do this last year (and maybe the one before), and told myself I had to play along. But first I have to come to grips with the idea that June is right over the horizon (how is that possible?)
The Great Fantasy Debate: What is the Best Fantasy World for Vacation? with authors Pierce Brown and Jim Butcher—I liked the first one enough to make sure I tuned in for #2
The Benefits of Reading—I always appreciate it when Lashaan decides to goof around.
Book Characters I’d Love to Spend Isolation With… And Ones I Wouldn’t!—ditto for The Orangutan Librarian
Never judge a book by its cover?! – Part Two: The Truth—Bookends and Bagends continues this series.
How to write book reviews, my reviewing process—always good to read someone else’s process (her new rating system intrigues me)
Book Slumps—two posts about Slumps in two weeks, not an auspicious trend.
I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Murder by Death, EmilyJane1995, Tea With Stevie (which I first misread as “Tea with Stevia” and thought “ew”), Christine, Katie @ Melting Pages and pen2m3 for following the blog this week. Don’t be a stranger, and use that comment box, would you?