Odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers — Wasn’t crazy about Goodreads aquisition by Amazon, and here’s another reason for it. More fallout from the recent content moderation kerfuffle
- Beautiful Library Chairs for Literary Abodes — there are some of these I’d love to put to use, others I’d just like to look at
- Dear Readers, A Letter from Mike Braff — a Del Rey editor talks about some clichés in epic fantasy.
- SHATTERED release date — Sure, this is noteworthy due to Shattered‘s release date, but Hearne lays out the timeline of his writing/publishing over the last couple of years. I found this behind the scenes stuff fascinating.
- Alex Verus: The Future (Continued) — Jacka announces more Alex Verus books. And there was much rejoicing!!
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth — The concluding volume of the Divergent Trilogy came out this week to much wailing and moaning from fans, apparently. I finished it yesterday and was satisfied — review to come soon.
- Rags & Bones edited by Tim Pratt and Melissa Marr — the concept behind this is great, an impressive lineup of authors. What’s not to like here? Read The Big Idea entry on it.
- Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel by Robert B. Parker with Helen Brann — On the one hand, I’d really like to read what it was that Parker was working on at his death, and I’m curious to see how well his editor/someone other than Ace Atkins can do with the Spenser-verse. On the other hand — a Christmas story?!?!?
- Poe by J. Lincoln Fenn — this one intrigues me — sounds creepy, suspenseful, and really good
Categories: Books, News/Misc.