An unexpectedly long (good) day — after a very unexpectedly long and full week results in this being posted when it’s no longer Saturday…eh. Best I can do…
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:
- Gene Wolfe by Neil Gaiman — I’ve read a lot about the Gene Wolfe following his death this week — almost all laudatory. This — written years ago — might be the best.
- Check out this great thread from Raven Book Store that went viral this week about the cost of books and why you should shop indie.
- Speaking of which, Champions of Indies –is a good post — even if it’s pretty much a thinly disguised advertisement for libro.fm. Still a good post, and libro.fm is a service I don’t mind showing advertisements for.
- You Should Always Support Your Independent Bookstore — a better post.
- Hey, did you know that next Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day? I’m sure you did, it just seems like a good time to mention it.
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author Fonda Lee Criticizes Barnes & Noble Stocking J.R.R. Tolkien & Robert Jordan Books: ‘We Are Competing With Dead Guys’ — I see a lot of her point, but . . .
- Five Years On, There’s Still Nothing Like Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things
- Your Favorite Fantasy Magic Systems, Rated
This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- No Country for Old Gnomes by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne — the second in The Tales of Pell a funny, funny fantasy novel with a lot of heart and other stuff. I’m tired, that’s as good as you’re going to get from me…if you want moreread my full post about it.
- Going Dark by Neil Lancaster — an undercover cop infiltrates a Serbian mob. Written by a former covert specialist Detective Sergeant — looks so good. It’s currently waiting patiently for me on my Kindle.
- Differently Morphous by Yahtzee Croshaw — an offbeat-looking fantasy novel about the hunt for a magical serial killer.