So the lateness today is intentional, I had to take care of Main Bad Guy‘s post (which you should read, not because I think the post is so good, but the book I’m talking about is). Busy week around here — but good, on the whole. Hope yours is as well. Getting our first real snow of the season right now — odd for it to come so late, but I’m glad we finally got some (I’ll be less glad when I have to leave the house in a couple of hours, but . . . )
On with things — here are the 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:
- There’s no shame in reading whatever books you want – literary snobs be damned — I find a lot of the argumentation here problematic, but it should be talked about. And I agree with her conclusion.
- Meet the Guardian of Grammar Who Wants to Help You Be a Better Writer — the subtitle alone sells me: “Benjamin Dreyer sees language the way an epicure sees food. And he finds sloppiness everywhere he looks.” I’m going to have to track down this book
- Advice to New Bookbloggers — Mrs Blogs the Average Reader has some uncommonly sage advice that even established bloggers might profit from.
- Blog Tours – The Basics — speaking of great blogging advice, this is a very useful post.
- Let’s talk Trigger Warnings. — because what week doesn’t need some controversy from The Tattooed Book Geek?
- Coincidentally enough, a couple of days before I read this, I’d not read but bookmarked this: It’s Official — Trigger Warnings Might Actually Be Harmful
- Black Summer: Cover Reveal! — I honestly don’t care what the cover looks like, as long as I get to spend more time with The Puppet Show‘s Poe and Tilly (one of my favorites from last year), but it is a cool cover — and the blurb is even better.
- The Top 15 Most Lethal Ladies in the Thriller Genre Right Now — very few of these would end up on my list, but this looks like a pretty good one.
- Brilliant Crime Fiction Detectives With Disabilities — A nifty idea for a piece from Novel Suspects, inspired by a longer (and even niftier) piece at Beyond Rivalry
- 50 Fictional Writers, Ranked: The Best and Worst from Literature, Film, & TV — I’m pretty sure I shared this last year when Lit Hub first posted it, but I was reminded of it this week, and its a fun one to go through again.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste — yeah, it was published last year, but the U. S. Edition is available for people who don’t like ordering books from the UK. Neat new cover, too. I talked about it here last year.
- Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond — The true story about what happened to Eleven’s mother. I had this in my hand and put it down today. I’m very curious, but not sure I want to try this. I’m going be looking for reviews on this one. Feel free to point me at some — especially your own!
- One Fatal Mistake by Tom Hunt — another one that I’m curious about, it could be really good. A mother and son cover up an accidental killing, and then things get out of control…