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:

 

    • Second Olympus by K. A. Stewart -- I've liked Stewart's stuff before, and this Percy Jackson for grown-up looking book seems like a good read. (and that's just trying to describe it in less than a sentence, not trying to unfairly caricature the thing)

The Mad Apprentice by Django Wexler -- heard Wexler talking about this series (of which this is volume 2) on The Once and Future Podcast recently. Sounded like a fun read for the MG crowd.

 

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to smithnskarry and paynepills for following the blog this week. Ditto to Books Direct for following the BookLikes version.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2015/04/25/saturday-miscellany-42515