Saturday Miscellany – 10/13/18

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:

    This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:

  • Wrecked by Joe Ide — IQ is back for his third novel — and I can’t wait to see what Ide has in store for him.
  • The Blue Kingfisher by Erica Wright — Kat Stone, undercover cop turned PI with identities to spare investigates an apparent suicide. Here’s what I had to say about it.

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9 thoughts on “Saturday Miscellany – 10/13/18

  1. While I do believe that book bloggers “have value”, I agree that book tours are a complete waste of time. From my end as a reader anyway. If I want a SQEEE tour, I can join Goodreads. There are a couple of people I follow who semi-regularly get on the tour train and I don’t bother even looking at those posts anymore. I don’t want “more info” about the author, or why they wrote the book, or any of that. I’m just not a “crowd” person and instinctively turn away from things that are aimed at crowds. For your sake I won’t even go into cynical reasons why I don’t like, participate in or encourage in any way, the tours 😀

    My goodness, I HATE when one of your little one sentence links forces a paragraph out of me. I feel like a frothing, rabid raccoon! 🙂

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    • You know, I’ve honestly never thought about why. Mostly I look at it the same way I do any other time an author/publicist asks me to read a book, just with bonus content. I like seeing the concentrated push for a book — the more attention for a book like that, the better.

      Usually, anyway.

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