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:
- Deep Neural Network Learns to Judge Books by Their Covers -- Technologically, this is pretty cool. A little troubling, too.
- How to Care for Old or Valuable Books -- BookRiot has some handy advice
- Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses -- or this might be more your style :)
- Ted Chiang, the science fiction genius behind Arrival -- Never read Chiang, but a friend was talking him up the other day -- apparently, he's not alone.
- By the Power of Rockstar…I have the POWER! -- Oh, we all know this struggle
- 8 Mindbending Facts About Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency -- not terribly mindbending, really, but worth a read. I've recently read the two Gently novels, need to get my posts up about them, soon.
- You Should Be Reading These Literary Comics: Ideal for That Case of Thinkpiece Fatigue You Just Can't Shake -- from LitHub.com
- Night School by Lee Child -- a new Reacher finds him in the late 90s and up to his usual shenanigans
- Cyber World: Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow by Jason Heller, Joshua Viola (eds.) -- simply a great anthology of cyberpunk (or just cyber-whatever) stories. My post on it from this week.
- The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer -- a Jason Bourne-esque thriller from the lady who wrote some series you may have heard from. I'm not sure I'm going to read this one, but man, I'm intrigued.
- Remnants of Trust by Elizabeth Bonestell -- this, and its predecessor, look to be a great combo of SF, military tale and mystery. Why haven't I been reading these?
Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to My Thoughts for following the blog this week.