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:
- Don't Blame Amazon For Dumbing Down Literature -- I know a few of you took umbrage with the Le Guin piece I posted last week. Stephen L. Carter (among others) did, too. Here's his response.
- Can Reading Make You Happier? -- This New Yorker piece takes a stab at that question
- How the Modern Detective Novel Was Born -- Edwards' article whets the appetite for the book on the same subject
- A Crib Sheet of Classic Literary References -- handy little list from the B&N Blog
- Let's Talk Numbers: Reader Retention Rates Across a Series -- Rachel Aaron/Rachel Bach and her husband get all analytical about sales numbers for series.
- Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School -- yeah, this is pretty empty, really -- just buzz for the upcoming flick. But hey...it's nice to know she thought of us.
- Tufa Tales: Appalachian Fae -- an album inspired by the great Tufa novels by Alex Bledsoe (probably see a post about the new novel next week, if I can allow myself to finish it -- I sort of never want the book to end)
Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to Never let the truth get in the way of a good story for following the booklikes version of the blog this week.