Saturday Miscellany – 9/5/15

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:

    This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:

  • A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire — Loved this. Will try to blog about this early next week, but basically, she’s outdone herself. Toby Daye as a diplomat, c’mon, how do you not read that?
  • The Drafter by Kim Harrison — There’s part of me that would be okay with not reading another Harrison, but…man, this premise is so strong. I’m going to have to. Typically, Paul Goat Allen, is on board and has a good post about this one.
  • Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein — the title alone intrigues me, sounds like a fun premise to boot.
  • Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? by Stephen Dobyns — I’ll be shallow again — that cover (click on the link, really) hooks me. The premise is promising, but I can see where I’d tire quickly of it. Still, worth a shot.
  • Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart — a female character that would be atypical today, but in a mystery set in 1914? Sign me up.
  • Updraft by Fran Wilde — great premise, fantastic buzz.
  • The Dragon Engine by Andy Remic — sounds like grimdark, but fun. Could be wrong about that, but however you describe it, still looks fun.
  • The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore — The end of the Lorien Legacies is here, and I’m ready for it. Probably a book or two too late, honestly. Still, I’m looking forward to seeing how this one wraps up.

Lastly, I’d like to say thanks to The Primroses Were Over and RedTHaws Reads Randomly for the encouraging words this week (actually, had a lot of good feedback/interaction this week, been a nice week — these two started it all).

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