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 – 9/23/17

    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:

    • SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast with Neil Gaiman — thanks to very effective YouTube advertising, I tried a couple of episodes of Syfy’s Origin Stories podcast. I thought this one with Gaiman was just great.

    Lastly, I’d like to say hi and welcome to Web Development (probably not the name he goes by), mitchavanza33, bigpetetafemd75 and One Stop Literary Services 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 – 9/9/17

    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:

    • Author Stories at Dragon Con – Jim Butcher Q&A Panel — on The Author Stories Podcast this week, they’ve posted a few episodes related to Dragon-Con — including this very entertaining Q&A with Jim Butcher. Got a couple of nice tid-bits about upcoming books, too.

      This week was one of those overwhelming weeks with just too much to keep up with — I’d have been sunk if I hadn’t read a couple of these early. Here are the latest batch of New Releases I’m Excited About and/or You’ll Probably See Here Soon:

    • The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire — the 11th Toby Daye novel (and 1st Hardcover!) starts a whole new story arc, and . . . wow. It was just so good. Stop reading this and go get it.
    • The Western Star by Craig Johnson — have heard Johnson talk about this one in a couple of interviews while writing it, been looking forward to it for months.
    • Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey — This Space Opera knocked my socks off — and it will do the same for you, probably. See my original post here.
    • Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart — not my favorite of the three Kopp Sisters novels, but that’s more about how good the others were, this story about Constance trying to save three very different young women is worth your time. My post about it is here.
    • Sourdough by Robin Sloan — I’ve tried and failed for the last two years to talk about Sloan’s last novel, hopefully I do better with this one. Having seen what he can do with a font, a bookstore and Google — I can’t wait so see what he does with a sourdough starter, the Bay Area and technology.
    • Luck Favors the Prepared by Nathaniel Barber — a good collection of short non-fiction stories that are as funny as they are well-written. See the book tour stop promoting the book from this week here.

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