If you haven't had a chance to weigh-in on Wednesday's post about books that left you a wreck , take a second and do so, would you? I'm enjoying what you all have come up with. I was on the road last week when I got the news about Harper Lee's death, so I couldn't add anything to the scheduled post for Saturday. But it's no secret that I loved her stuff, and the news saddened me. Sure, we all knew that we weren't going to get anything new from her, and that she was in declining health. But, to hear that she's gone, just seems wrong. I tried to come up with something on my own, but my words were inadequate. Here's a small sample of the tributes that were worth reading and resonated most with me:


Now for 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:

  • The Absconded Ambassador by Michael R. Underwood -- the 2nd Genrenauts novel. I dug it and I think you will, too.
  • Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce -- An Atlanta Police Dept. vet turns mystery author. This will bleed authenticity. Looks like a good novel, too.
  • The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan -- this detective novel looks as thoughtful and moving as one of one of his movies.
  • The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury -- an intriguing looking YA-take on Aladdin.
  • Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky -- The title's enough, right? When being a Super-fan goes awry.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to Bibliophage and greenlanddiary for following the blog this week.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2016/02/27/saturday-miscellany-22716