Only a few odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- When It Comes to Winter Reading, Only Extreme Weather or Escapist Literature Will Do — Yeah, I totally read Vogue all the time. No idea where that link came from, still, good piece by Eve MacSweeney.
- 13 Writers Who Grew to Hate Their Own Books — as per the norm, Lit Hub delivers something out of the norm and good.
- 8 Completed Series for Fantasy Fans to Devour — I’ve seen a few lists like this before, good group for those who demand completion, with some good additions in the comments.
- However, Ann Aguirre reminds us that there’s a cost for waiting to jump on a series
- Love in the Age of Grimdark — Cameron Johnston writes about an essential element of grimdark that too often gets overlooked.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- A Blogger’s Manifesto: A Modern Day Guide to Blogging by Aman Mittal — a handy little book for those interested in starting a blog, or need a little lift to get back at it.
- Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz — Book 3 for Orphan X/The Nowhere Man/Evan Smoak.
- Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin — Cinder’s pal, Iko, continues her one android campaign against the rogue wolf-soldiers.
- Dark Arts: The Midnight Front by David Mack — I love the concept for this secret history series, as well as for the book, Mack tells the story of the sorcerers fighting with the Allies against Hitler and his supernatural forces. You can hear him talk about it on the Once & Future Podcast: O&F Podcast, Ep. 172: David Mack