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:
- The Rise in Print Continues — “Despite no big hit in the first half of 2017, sales of print units are 3% higher than in the first half of last year.” Sounds good to me.
- A Novelist Forces Himself To Press On After Losing 100 Pages In A Tech Glitch — both a cautionary tale and a look into the mind of one writer.
- Spider-Man Taught Me How to Live, Comics Taught Me How to Write
- Q&A with David Rosenfelt, Author of Collared — a nice little Q&A from one of our favorite dog lovers
- Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort: Why He’s the Baddest Villain Ever — my “On this Day” on Facebook showed that I linked to this piece a few years back — thought it was worth a re-read, you might, too. Damon Lindelof knows his villains.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon. I’ve read 1 of these and 4 of them are calling to me from my shelf/Kindle. A good-looking crop.:
- Dead Is Good by Jo Perry — Charlie and Rose are back for . . . who cares what they’re back for? They’re back! A ghost and a ghost dog solve mysteries, does it matter what the specifics are? The only book 3 I’ve been looking forward to more is Rothfuss’ very overdue one.
- Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson — Space-faring dragons in a teen adventure. This is what I had to say about it.
- Besieged by Kevin Hearne — 9 Iron Druid short stories (5 of which happen post-Staked)
- Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn — a murder investigation in a post-apocalyptic world.
- Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero — a spoof of/tribute to teen detectives
- Song of the Swan by Michael RN Jones — Victor Locke and Dr. Jonathan Doyle are back, this time Locke’s in prison and it’s up to Doyle to save the day.