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:
- Revealing A Plague of Giants — A cover for Kevin Hearne’s upcoming epic fantasy. Oooooohhhhh….
- Michael Connelly to publish next Bosch book and begin new series in 2017 — if that headline isn’t enough to get you clicking, nothing I say will
- Patrick Rothfuss Announces The Name of the Wind Tenth Anniversary Edition and Shares Updates on The Kingkiller Chronicle Book 3 — if that headline isn’t enough to . . . . etc.
- Editor Anne Sowards On Working With Patricia Briggs — about Briggs, Mercy and the upcoming Mercy . . .
- FIVE HABITS of an Efficient Reader — The best part of the Confessions of a Readaholic blog joining Facebook is that he’s posting links to old posts like this one that I haven’t seen before.
- The Book That Scared Me — Brad Parks talks about his upcoming book — which I’ve been trying to write about for a week (stupid Influenza B, etc.) IT’S (almost) INDESCRIBABLY GOOD. This essay by Parks should get you interested in his book.
- Top 3 Reasons Why Thrillers are the Ultimate Comfort Read — blah
- Breaking Barriers: Against Restoring Monarchy in Epic Fantasy — I didn’t mean to lean on Tor.Com so much this week, but Thoraiya Dyer’s piece was good enough I had to.
- The Two Sides of Every Heart a Doorway/a> — I had very similar thoughts a time or two while reading McGuire’s book — but then got swept up in the story and forgot about it. Really wish I’d written 94% of this post myself. Thankfully Alex Bledsoe did.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch — Peter, Nightingale, Walid, Bev and the rest of the whole gang are back (plus some new faces). In case you missed it, here’s my $.02 about it .
- Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer — a graphic novel about Iko from the Lunar Chronicles.
- Six Wakes by Mur Laferty — a gripping (looking) murder mystery in space. With clones. ’nuff said.
- Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough — I can’t stop hearing great things about this thriller (especially from the folks at Two Crime Writers and a Microphone who devoted an entire episode to talking about the book).