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:
- The Strange Things You Find on Authors’ Websites
- A Simple Solution for Bookish Forgetfulness—This (and the article it references) are pretty good reads, and there’s some good ideas within.
- On The Casual Sociopathy of The Traditional Mystery: Should There Be Such Thing As A “Comfortable” Murder Mystery?—I’ve wondered about this a little myself lately. Not as articulately, I note.
- The Joys of Rereading Books on Audio—This is my experience precisely.
- “Who is your favourite fictional detective?”—Novel Heights compiles answers from various authors.
- The Veracity and Heart of Modern Action Thrillers: Infusing Esoteric Fact and Heritage into Fast-Paced Crime—Good piece. And (as it was intended to do), makes me want to read Eldridge’s new book.
- (At least) Two New Twenty Palaces Books!—Someone else is as excited as I am about these upcoming books.
- #R3COMM3ND3D2019—I can’t believe I forgot to mention this last week. Damppebbles has brought back their series where authors/bloggers/etc. get a chance to talk about 3 books from the last year they’re excited about. You need/want TBR ideas? Great place to find some.
- Why I Reread Books—Witty and Sarcastic Book Club’s got a great post on this (also ties into some of the earlier pieces this week).
- Canon fodder: Please, I am begging you, stop telling me which good books are actually bad.—Good stuff.
- The importance of endings—Really well done.
- This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
- Maxine Unleashes Doomsday by Nick Kolakowski—Post-apocalytic heist novel (well, more mid-apocalyptic), is just a blast. I tried to titlesummarize my thoughts about it yesterday.
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Illustrated Edition) by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Elise Hurst—I got this a few days ago, it’s just gorgeous. I don’t need another copy of this fantastic book. But I don’t care. This trailer gives you a feel for the illustrations.
- The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge—”An action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child.” How do you say no to that?
- The Last Dance by Martin L. Shoemaker—An investigation into space mutiny. Looks like a winner.
- Made Things by Adrian Tchaikovsky—I’ve been wanting to try Tchaikovsky for a while now, this might be the one that gets me.
Lastly, I’d like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Tom Gamache, proofreadingebooks (the name is making me nervous about my content), Yvonne and Fragilistic for following the blog this week. Don’t be a stranger, and use that comment box, would you?