Good reads, but 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:
- Publishers Should be Making E-Book Licensing Better, Not Worse—EFF weighs in. Not the most in-depth analysis, but a good one (and the internal links are groovy).
- Why Seth Meyers Loves Having Authors on His Show—I thought this was fun, and particularly liked his comments on shelf organization.
- Why I Always Read the Acknowledgements—do you skip these? I tend to skim the lists of names, but focus on the parts describing why the name was listed.
- Femmes Fatales and the Shattering of the Capitalist Dream: Reconsidering a 20th century crime trope, and what it says about the evolution of noir.—I'd differ with the politics undergirding Kolakowski's piece, but I appreciated the look at the fiction.
- The 10 Commandments of Reading—I should get these framed.
- How To Read a Book PROPERLY—well, yeah.
- You Must Have A Death Wish by Matt Phillips—Phillips' Know Me from Smoke was so good that I don't care what this is about, I'm excited. (oh, it's about a rookie hitman, if you must know).
- Action At A Distance by Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch, Brian Williamson, Stefani Renne—the newest Rivers of London comic paperback looks into Nightingale's WWII past.
- Paradox by Jeanne C. Stein—It's been six years (wow! six years??!?) since Stein has published an Anna Strong novel. Can't wait to see what brought her back.