Once again, out of town and couldn't get this up...so here are the belated odds 'n ends from last week week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- 5 Reasons to Start a Family Book Club (and 10 Recommendations to Get You Started) -- Should've thought of this already.
- Why Reading Comics Makes You Smarter -- I used to love stuff like this when I was a young comic book geek -- even if my father was never as impressed as he should've been. Still, thanks to Geek & Sundry for giving kids today more ammo.
- How Honest Should You Be When You Review Self-published Books? -- BookRiot-er A.J. O'Connell asks a question I've been pondering the last couple of weeks as I'm reading a lot more self/indie-published books this year. Some very helpful comments.
- Announcing THE DAYS OF TAO by Wesley Chu -- Subterranean Press is putting out a new Tao story, looking forward to that.
- Kevin Hearns has some sage words for writers (that readers might enjoy)
- 15 Books with More Characters than You Can Keep Track Of -- a great infographic
- 7 Signals That It's Time To Give Up On A Book -- huh. Bustle having decent advice instead of a goofy list. Had to happen, eh?
- Switcheroo by Aaron J. Elkins -- A trip to Britain's Channel Islands with Dr. Oliver? Don't mind if I do.
- Calamity by Brandon Sanderson -- the final book in the Reckoners series. This should be great.