I haven't tried scheduling a post here in years, but I'm out of town and not sure when I'll be able to borrow something to post with, so...let's give this a try, shall we?
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:
- The Top 10 Books Everyone Lies About Reading -- Reader's Digest hits us up with a list -- I don't know why anyone would bother lying about reading these, they're all pretty easy reads (Hawthorne excepted).
- The Magical First Reviews of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US in 1998 -- 20 years since Potter invaded our bookstores? Whoa. This collection from some of the initial reviews is pretty fun -- and at least one was pretty prescient (if underestimating things a bit).
- What is a Review Worth? -- One author and blogger's take on the value of reader reviews.
- Along those lines, Book Riot brings us: How to Support a Book or Favorite Author: 6 Easy Tips (Including Many Free Ones)
- And Aunty Fox reminds us that it's not just authors/books that need our help, but Small Publishers, too.
- How To Read More Than One Book At A Time, According To Reddit Users Who Do It -- some handy tips.
- Episode 461 | Reed Farrel Coleman Interview on Hank Garner's Author Stories Podcast. A lot of this I'd heard before, but not all of it. I also assumed Coleman got the Jesse Stone gig the way he did and was surprised to learn otherwise -- great story.
- Colorblind by Reed Farrel Coleman -- a pivotal book for the series/character and a plot that's eerily timely (but unintentionally so, if you listen to the podcast above). Here's my take on the book