A brilliant holiday weekend segued into a short week for the B3 crew. We kept up the normal pace providing a trio of reviews; as well as features on e-readers and the habits of online or on foot book buyers.
Monday: We hopped into the Way Back Machine and reviewed Peter Benchley’s 1974 summer-time pot boiler, Jaws. We realized that while the book has its moments, the movie adaptation might actually be the better, tighter story.
Tuesday: With the rise in e-reader use, we wondered what kind of cases, sleeves or covers are being produced for the major e-book readers. But, as stalwart supporters of the less ephemeral printed page, we profiled a few new and old fashioned methods of covering a bound book.
Wednesday: Catherine Delors For the King, a historical piece of fiction, is reviewed by the team. More policier than bodice ripper, For the King surprised us as an engaging mystery.
Thursday: We pondered how people shop online and on foot for books; and whether they are similar, different, better or worse?
Friday: The team grabbed a copy of Cammie McGovern’s Neighborhood Watch at the local library. We cracked the spine to find a tale of an apparently wrongly incarcerated librarian that goes from the high walls of prison to the mental barbed wire of suburbia.
Saturday: After a recent book store trip, some on the team wondered why some ‘classics’ are so slender or downright literary waif-like when compared to their blockbuster, cinderblock sized modern brethren?