Not much this week — which is typical for the end of the month, but there were a few dds ‘n ends about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Michael Connelly’s crime fiction career honoured with Diamond Dagger — Couldn’t happen to a better guy. Two Crime Writer’s and a Microphone‘s Steve Cavanagh also picked up the Gold Dagger for The Liar — which I’m hoping to read soon, myself. Eddie Flynn and Mickey Haller would be a fun team-up, I’ve gotta say.
- What does Elon Musk’s “Name of the Wind, A tinker’s debt” deleted tweet mean? — huh
- Unexpected Investigators: 9 Mysteries That Challenge Our Expectations for Crime Fighters — Erica Wright (of the Kat Stone novels) has a diverse list of atypical investigators.
- A Century of Reading: The 10 Books That Defined the 1980s — I mentioned this series last week — but I have to draw attention to this decade’s list. Great stuff.
- These Book Covers Are So Terrible You Won’t Believe They’re Real — what were they thinking?
- How Should We Rate Books? — I’m not crazy about the 5 star system (but haven’t found a better alternative), this is an interesting approach.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry — America’s Funniest Human Tries to Learn a Few New Tricks from an Old Dog. I really liked this.
- Along those lines: Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are by C.J. Frick, Liza Donnelly looks promising.
- The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands edited by Huw Lewis-Jones — see what Paul had to say about it at Paul’s Picks, this looks like a great way to spend some time.
- Broken Dreams by Nick Quantrill — Fahrenheit Press is republishing this series, and the first one looks pretty good. It’s sitting not-so-patiently on my Kindle, waiting for me.
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to SindrElf for following the blog this week.