Hope you all had a great Towel Day! And for you U. S. types, I hope you're having a good Memorial Day.
I got knocked out by a stomach virus this weekend -- spent most of it unconscious, and the time I was awake, I couldn't focus enough to write anything -- even this. Reading was straight out -- this is the longest I've gone without reading in years -- Friday afternoon through...I dunno, really -- I need to spend some time today reshuffling my schedule so I can make all the deadlines I have in the next 8 days. So anyway, I'm just saying, there's a reason this is two days late.
Here are the odds 'n ends over the last week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes
- What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story? -- huh
- What Does A Goodreads Three Star Rating Mean to You? -- I don't get this -- 3 is good. Not every book can be mind-blowing, right?
- The 5 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read this summer -- For that species of people who don't have stacks of things to read all times, "Summer Reading" is a thing -- for those who are looking to come up with their list for the upcoming season, Bill Gates (noted literary critic?), has some ideas.
- The Mystery Buffs in the White House -- inspired by the upcoming Clinton/Patterson novel, a look at Chief Executives with a thing for mysteries.
- Speculative Noir: 10 Classic Sci-Fi Thrillers That Tore Down Genre Borders -- Crime Reads lists 10 SF/F-Crime hybrid novels.
- What Exactly is a Cozy Mystery?
Lastly, I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Eva Newermann for following the blog this week.