Saturday Miscellany-8/24/19

Gotta make this quick, off to the Boise Library!’s annual Comic Arts Festival to hopefully not spend all my spare change.

After a blunder last week that probably caused a little unintentional offense, I’ve tweaked my template for this post (specifically, the placeholder text). Invariably, when I do that, something goes awry—if something looks odd, would someone drop a line?

A pretty eclectic mix this week, hope you enjoy these odds ‘n ends about books and reading that caught my eye. You’ve probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:

*Yes, I threw that in just for Bookstooge’s reaction. To play along, watch the comments.

    A Book-ish Related Podcast Episode you might want to give a listen to:

  • Episode Eighty Five – Steve is Live from North Carolina with Adrian McKinty—I shouldn’t have listened to this at work, I probably got a couple of strange looks from laughing. It’s one thing to read Adrian McKinty’s story about The Chain, it’s another to hear him tell it. He is a riot (and, as usual, when Steve Cavanagh isn’t increasing my blood pressure through his prose, he’s laugh-inducing, too)

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

  • The Warehouse by Rob Hart—The Real Book Spy says: ” Set in the confines of a corporate panopticon that’s at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business–and who will pay the ultimate price.” and that it has ” has legit best-book-of-the-year potential.”

Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Tammy (great site logo), Curled up with a good book, Kathryn Speckels and ChadeeMañago for following the blog this week.

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8 thoughts on “Saturday Miscellany-8/24/19

  1. First off, I followed Bookidote way before you. So there! 😉

    It still boggles my mind that you don’t like Jeeves&Wooster. Is it Wodehouse in general or J&W in particular? I get that humor doesn’t cross all boundaries, so I intellectually understand you not liking it, but with some of the gruesome crime fiction you read I’d think you’d need a regular dose of some kind of humor book to lighten everything up.

    I didn’t bother to click the OSC link. Most of the complaints I’ve seen about Ender’s Game are just whingers who use the book to go off about Card’s political and theological views. Which has led me to just dismiss any negative comments about him ahead of time because the few kernels of wheat are so well hidden amongst all the chaff of SJW’s and their ilk. Or someone who actually has something to say writes a bleeding novella of a post. I don’t have the time or inclination for that.

    Things look good this week but to be honest I’m not sure I even noticed anything last week.

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    1. This OSC post you might have appreciated, it didn’t list problems with OSC, just pondered a bit how one can be against him, while loving Ender’s Game. But I get the inclination to avoid OSC posts, and typically share it.

      I haven’t tried any Wodehouse other than J&W (well, one non-J&W story in a collection of them), so I can’t say. The humor just doesn’t click with me, not sure why. You’re not the only one who wonders why I don’t get it, most of my friends are big fans.

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      1. Gotcha. Thanks for the quick explanation. Personally, that is one of the very reasons why I don’t want to know authors as “people”. The less I know about them the more chance there is that I’ll read their books 🙂
        So it’s probably Wodehouse in general then. I just finished up a show on Prime called Blandings that was based on a series of novel by him. Same kind of humor 😀

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