Just a few 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:
Lin-Manuel Miranda buys bookshop to save it from closure -- sweet little story.
The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019? -- Not technically about books/reading -- but anyone looking at this space thinks about reviews in general at least a little bit.
I somehow at various points of the week stumbled onto a theme. We'll start with: On the Heartbreaking Difficulty of Getting Rid of Books: Summer Brennan Attempts Marie Kondo's Approach to Tidying Up Her Library -- I may have actually shared this back in 2016, I'm too lazy to check.
What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy’ -- Anakana Schofield had a very different reaction to Kondo's advice.
And finally -- try not to get jealous at some of these pics: 10 Famous Book Hoarders -- another one I might have shared before, but I ran across it this week again.
Seanan McGuire prompted fans to hit her up with Toby Daye characters brought to life by memes from The Good Place, which was very fun.
- In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire -- the 4th Wayward Children novella, a wonderful story about a very serious girl. I gushed about it a little earlier this week.
The Fall of Io by Wesley Chu -- we finally get to return to the war between Prophus and Genjix via Ella and Io. I need to find time to read this soon.