This is an odd mix of odds 'n ends about books and reading that caught my eye this week -- a lot of them from CrimeReads, too. The odd (for me, thing) is I saw multiple references to them, it's not like I just hung out at that site for inspiration last night. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Jake Lacy Joins Hulu Adaptation of ‘High Fidelity’ -- 1. I somehow missed the news that Hulu was doing a High Fidelity; 2. Gender-flipping the main roles? I think my reaction to both is summed up in three little letters (and a bunch of punctuation): WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!???
- Bosch Is Bosch: Appreciating a Masterful Adaptation -- Reed Farrel Coleman on the Bosch adaptation (not surprisingly, Coleman has a very strong and good take on it).
- The 2019 Edgar Award Nominees Address the Genre's Most Pressing Questions for CrimeReads this week. I haven't had a chance to read all of this yet, but what I have is really good. The State of the Mystery: Part 1 of a Roundtable Discussion and The State of the Mystery: Part 2 of a Roundtable Discussion
- On My Mind: To DNF Or To Not DNF -- a lot of this feels like something I could have written. Which isn't the primary reason I liked it.
- Why I’ve done away with Star Ratings for Reviews on my blog -- I'm pretty close to this myself, for pretty much what she said here.
- Science Fiction Clickbait is a nice dash of fun
- William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! by Ian Doescher -- the Shakespearean takes on Star Wars that Doescher has done previously never really spoke to me (but I flipped through a couple and they seemed well done) -- but for some reason this one has me intrigued. Anyone read this or his previous works?