Ugh, this has just been a bad week for me keeping things up here — and I’m not sure why, hopefully things will be better this week. By the way, I’m trying the Litsy thing for those who want to see me there — especially those who are fed up with a site that will go unnamed, but rhymes with LookBikes. Look me up by the username IrresponsibleReader.
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:
- Are small publishers doing all the hard work for the big ones? — Interesting.
- California Today: Booksellers See a Threat in New Law — this is the third time I’ve mentioned this since September (or so I think), why do I keep talking about it? Because too often what starts as lunacy there, becomes policy everywhere.
- When You Get to the End of Your Reading List — A struggle I won’t be sharing any time soon — but a nice essay (and nice mention of Tiffany McDaniel’s The Summer that Melted Everything)
- Interview: Alex Bledsoe
- Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2016 — so much TBR fodder.
- 11 Fictional Heroes And Heroines Who Are Actually Terrible People — some of these entries are more amusing than defensible. But amusing works for me.