I think the busy season at work is over — only worked 8 hours yesterday (we’ll not talk about the days before), so hopefully that gives me more time to focus on things here. But this is another small list of 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:
- What’s in an Author Name? — an essay by Marie Myung-Ok Grace Lee that’ll make you rethink names.
- Grit Lit: An American Phenomenon Goes Global — I haven’t read as much of this genre/subgenre as I’ve meant to, but it looks up my alley — nice interview about a British writer in the area.
- Edgars All Around — The Rap Sheet covers the 2018 Edgars from earlier this week.
- Building a Book: how to be a book blogger</a
- A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen:
- Speaking of Mysteries This Podcast Will Change Your Life, Episode One Hundred and Seventy-Nine – Everyday People, starring Vincent Chu. — Chu’s collection is one of my favorite reads of the year (see here), so I liked this chance to get to know him a bit.
- The Author Stories Podcast Episode 366 | Rich Leder Interview/a> — I’ve enjoyed two of Leder’s books — even did a Q&A with him — but I was (don’t ask me why) pleasantly surprised by how this interview went. Give it a shot.
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Charlie De Luca for following the blog this week.