This week, we present a rather wide range of interesting material—from scary to snark, and even a bit of warmth. Thanks for reading us! We hope you enjoy it.
As a lover of Jane Austen’s books, Nicki Leone’s desire to keep the characters “with her” by rereading them grew to encompass books that brought the Austen world alive. So when an annotated version of her favorite novel, full of notations and historical minutiae showed up what else was she to do but read it? How was it? Find out in On the Limited Charms of Stating the Obvious.
It’s somewhat ironic that Lindsay Champion chose a scary book to review this month, yet it wouldn’t be shelved in Horror. Instead, this new book about what is being termed the “peep culture” of today is in fact, factual as she notes, in The Dawning of the Age of Peep.
Where does Lauren Baratz-Logsted keep finding her willing victims interviewees? All over, apparently, and this month the latest one steps from a controversry of his own making into the heat of The Disrespectful Interviewer: Dissing J.A. Konrath.
Flagging enthusiasm for reading for a passionate reader happens. But how long should it go on? Lauren Roberts contemplates her current non-reading state in When the Enthusiasm Just Isn’t There.