Only two posts this week, and three half-written drafts. That's primarily due to: The Van by Roddy Doyle being harder to write about than I expected, a higher-than-normal level of short-attention span from me, and my daily schedule's shifted recently and I'm sleeping more. Which is good for me, bad for writing.

 

But who cares about that? 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:
  • X by Sue Grafton -- among other things, this answers the question I've been asking for years (even before I started the series), "What 'X' word is she going to use?". I'm sure there's a decent mystery novel involved, too. #24 is here, folks.
  • Randoms by David Liss -- A Cline/Scalzi-ish YA SF adventure. Looks pretty cool.
  • Koko the Mighty by Kieran Shea -- this looks like a lot of fun, wish I'd seen the release of the first in this series last year. Time to catch up.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to Lagniappe Literature for following the BookLikes version of the blog this week.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2015/08/29/saturday-miscellany-82915