The slowness continues, but in truth, I don’t mind so much, because as soon as I return to the Apple, things get kah-ray-zee once again. So another quick summary to tide you over for the next 24 hours or so:

the Litblog Co-op is hopping once again, having made their summer selection and unveiling their other finalists. Today’s entry is Jeffrey Ford’s fantabulously wonderful, Edgar-nominated THE GIRL IN THE GLASS — and if you need additional reasons to read it, then see what Gwenda has to say about why the book is so goddamn good.

Duane Swierczynski catches up with Victor Gischler in two parts as they talk about SHOTGUN OPERA, what he’s working on next, and oh yeah, lemurs.

Here in Canada, Madeleine Thien’s debut novel is getting mucho attention, and she tells the Globe and Mail’s Michael Posner what got her to write CURIOSITY.

Julienne Balmain talks to the Napa Valley Register about her foray into mystery writing, which she does using the pen name of Nadia Gordon.

What are the 50 best film adaptations of all time? The Guardian takes a crack at making such a list.

Looks like the Afghani bookseller immortalized in THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL can’t get over his grudge, as he’s in the process of suing the author, Asne Seierstad, for “a damaging invasion of his privacy.”

Geraldine Brooks’ Pulitzer Prize win is getting lots of coverage in her home country of Australia, specifically the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age.

Malachy McCourt running for Governor of New York? WTF?

And finally, many thoughts and prayers to the Dunning family, who seem to be weathering their fair share of health issues. Deadly Pleasures’ George Easter has more on this.