It's a skimpy week, but 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:
- Tolkien Reads from The Hobbit in Rare Archival Audio from His First Encounter with a Tape Recorder -- title says it all
- What Libraries Can (Still) Do -- a hopeful and thought provoking piece from the New York Review of Books.
- As a novelist, I have to ask: Are amateur reviews at all valuable to anyone? -- Russell Smith asks an interesting question. (hat tip: Constantly Moving the Bookmark )
- BookBot ™ -- not your typical book recommendation site
- What Happens After Opening A Book? -- In the vein of the infographics showing what happens to someone after drinking a can of Coke, etc., the University of Virginia's library put one together for books.
- The Burning Room by Michael Connelly -- released in mass market paperback, which means I can get it. I don't know why I haven't changed and started buying Connelly in hardcover, but I haven't. So, I now get to catch up with everyone -- until The Crossing comes out in a few days.