The last two weeks have been fairly quiet around here, sorry about that. I've been bizzarely and inexplicably tired lately -- literally fell asleep writing 2-3 times this week (and last week, come to think about it). Will try to turn the tide this week...
Meanwhile, 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:
- Turkish Garbage Collectors Open Library Full of Discarded Books -- The feel good story of the month, right there. (also, this website in general looks like a great way for me to lose a few hours)
- Prize launched for thrillers that avoid sexual violence against women -- How sad is it that there's an award for this? Still, good idea. There are times when this kind of story seems to be well-done and non-exploitative, but generally it comes across as a lazy approach to showing how evil someone is.
- Sci-Fi Doesn't Have to Be Depressing: Welcome to Solarpunk -- huh.
- 5 Ways to Give Your Friends the Reading Bug -- (starting a book blog works, too)
- Is There Such a Thing as a Good Book Review? And how in the world do you write one? -- there's a reason I try to avoid the "R" word for my blog posts. Good stuff here, really.
- On Themes and the Tufa, Part 1 -- I don't know if I'll ever tire of talking about the Tufa series, thankfully, Bledsoe likes writing about it, too.
- Judging books by their covers: Five publishing design cliches -- Great post (although unfair to Child's books, which over here don't fit into #1)
- "She was murdering the language - so he murdered her!" -- I less-than-three this so much. I want a print of it hanging somewhere in my house.