Your Sunday afternoon links.
Two posts about reading, one looking to the 1800s and the other to the 1990s. The former is “On ‘Reading and the Making of Time in the Eighteenth Century” by Gill Partington (Los Angeles Review of Books) and the latter, “Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction” By Mairead Small Staid (The Paris Review).
Nick Kolakowski, author of “Main Bad Guy” (Down & Out Books, 2019), writes about gentrification and crime fiction in Criminal Element.
Colman Keane calls Elgin Bleecker’s “The Lyme Depot” (Self-Published, 2019) “a right cracker” at Col’s Criminal Library.
I know nothing about cozies, so I do hope MysteryTribute got this right in “45 Best Cozy Mystery Novels: Essential 2019 Guide To First Book Of A Series”.
“Strangers in a Strange Land: Immigrant Stories” edited by Chris Rhatigan and Katherine Tomlinson (Down & Out Books, 2019)