We are knee deep in summer. A weird summer, sure, but summer nonetheless and the kids want nothing to do with school, books, or learning. But you never stop learning. You never become a reader. It’s never finished. You are always learning and always reading.
Of course, try telling any kid this. It’s like trying to force feed the dog is meds. It’s not going to happen without a fight. You just need to let them come to their own conclusion so that they do it on their own. Best way that I know how to do that? Do it yourself. Provide an example. Be a reader. I hope you’re taking some time for yourself and I hope you are finding some good books.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- The NYTs looks at a fascinating and forgotten sub-genre of the mystery/thriller bookshelf: the revolutionary Black thriller of the civil rights era.
- The WaPo looks at two new horror novels that are unnervingly prescient in their timing with Tremblay’s SURVIVOR SONG and Malerman’s sequel to BIRD BOX.
- More Malerman, USAT has an excerpt from MALORIE and talks to the author about his reaction to the Netflix BIRD BOX adaptation and what inspired the upcoming sequel.
Two quotes from BIRD BOX:
- “It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
- “Maybe a thing has to be smart enough to lose its mind.”
- Some vacation reading habit questions this week: When you are going on vacation, do you pack books or an e-reader?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series