Still in the midst of the reading/writing lull I mentioned last week — working really hard at shaking it. In the meantime, here are some 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:
- The Strongest Brand In Publishing Is … — Fascinating look at publishing, book/author branding, etc.
- 19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again — The headline oversells it a bit, but, there are some great lines here that will likely resonate with anyone who reads this blog. Favorites include: “The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.” – J.A. Langford and “I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough… The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.” – John Adams
- An Interview with Author Jonathan Wood — I thoroughly enjoyed the ebook versions of Wood’s first two novels — No Hero and Yesterday’s Hero. Very glad to see him get the better exposure that paper copies will bring — and that there’s a third volume next year.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Player by Brad Parks — the newest in the series about a mystery solving member of that very endangered species, newspaper reporter. I expect that it’ll be tense, amusing, and well-crafted.
- Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire — the third InCryptid novel. I’ve got this sitting on my desk, waiting for the road trip I’m taking in two weeks. I might be able to wait that long to tear into it.
- Notes from the Internet Apocalypse by Wayne Gladstone — this looks pretty funny.