Saturday Miscellany – 10/20/17

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:

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

  • Mysterypod with Reed Farrel Coleman — Coleman talks to Stephen Usery about his latest Jesse Stone novel, and a little about Gus Murphy, his book with Michael Mann and more.

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

  • A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne — Hearne trades the Urban in for Epic in this fantasy novel. I started this 2 days ago and am making incredibly slow progress (my fault, not the book’s), but it’s just gorgeous. I am going to have many, many good things to say about this next week.
  • Righteous by Joe Ide — Isaiah Quintabe is on the hunt for his brother’s killer and trying to keep a DJ safe from various criminals.
  • How to Think by Alan Jacobs — building on recent works about the science of thinking, Jacobs focuses o the art of it. I had a little tosay about it.

Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to whatsnonfiction for following the blog this week.

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Saturday Miscellany – 10/14/17

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:

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

  • A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell — The Witches of Lychford are back — it wasn’t my favorite, but it’s still soemthing you should read (plus the first 2). Here’s my $.02 on the novella
  • Drawing Dead by JJ DeCeglie — Fahrenheit Press’ latest offering features a drunk, gambling addicted PI in hock to the mob. Probably not the feel-good book of the year, but it has all the makings of a gripping read.

Saturday Miscellany – 10/7/17

Just a few 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:

    This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
  • The Name of the Wind 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by Patrick Rothfuss — squee!
  • The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan — the 3rd (and final?) installment in the Magnus Chase series.
  • Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to Reasons To Resist.

    Saturday Miscellany – 9/30/17

    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:

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

    • Mysterypod with Ace Atkins — Atkins talks to Stephen Usery about his latest Quinn Colson and Spenser novels, and race relations in the South and Boston.

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

    • Paradox Bound by Peter Clines — looks like a fun time travel novel through US history.
    • Horizon by Fran Wilde — which serves as a good reminder that I’ve inexplicably not read Cloudbound.

    Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to nishlovepink, foodlove16, Scarletpiper, georgederringer and youngadultallegiance for following the blog this week.

    Saturday Miscellany – 9/16/17

    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:

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

    • The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman — Coleman continues his excellent run on the Jesse Stone series. Here’s what I had to say about it.

    Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to The Lyrictrotter for following the blog this week.

    Saturday Miscellany – 8/25/17

    (I have no explanation for the messed up date in the post title, I’m tempted to try some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey would be-Doctor Who thing, but… Who has time for that? Not going to change it, either, for the sake of external links) 

     Sorry this is late (for those of you waiting on tenterhooks), just one of those days where things got away from me. Thanks in part to taking in The Boise Library Comic Con 2017 with my daughter (who was one of two teen girl cosplaying Castiel there). Anyway, 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:

      This Week’s New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:
  • Rubicon by Ian Patrick — One by-the-rules Cop and one who’s more of a whatever-it-takes cop go after the same crime boss. It’s from Fahrenheit Press, so it’ll be twisted and good.
  • Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton — Kinsey Malone’s back.
  • Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to shellinoutreviews, Nici Copywriter, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Mrinalini Raj and Shelfleigh for following the blog (in one incarnation or another) this week. So many new people, I’m hoping performance anxiety doesn’t set in.

    Saturday Miscellany – 8/19/17

    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:

    Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to Shaun Hume, dreamnoiseblog, Alice @ Arctic Books and thrillersuspense for following the blog this week.