Only a few 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:
- Reading Makes You Sexier To Potential Partners, And These Are The Sexiest Genres — It’s been a long time since I was dating (or trying to), but I’m not buying it.
- But What If We’re Wrong…About Good Literature? — Chuck Klosterman’s new book and 14 classics that went unappreciated in their time.
- 15 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Literature — A nice looking and thought-provoking infographic from Readers.com.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Ghost Rebellion by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris — Yay! The 5th Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel is here. I enjoyed this one, I think you will, too. (I posted about it last week)
- The Last Adventure of Constance Verity by A. Lee Martinez — Martinez is writing a series, which is enough to get me interested. Add in the hero who’s been saving the world for about 30 years, and just wants to be normal, and I’m beyond interested.
- Shadowed by Karen E. Olson — so, Nicole Jones’ attempt to lie low on Block Island failed. What do you want to bet her Canadian location works out better? Yeah, me neither.
- Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley — This is sitting on my TBR shelf (literally), and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t fit it in for a couple of weeks.
- Man On A Rock by Grant Sutherland — Fahrenheit Press’ first novella looks like the kind of thriller summers are designed for. (you know, if summers were designed for people who read)
- Escapology by Ren Warom — looks like a classic cyberpunk novel, just brand spankin’ new.
- Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja — SF with action and humor. I’m reading comparisons to Scalzi and Adams. Even without those, this looks fun.