Before I get going today, I'd like to take a moment to say congrats to my oldest son, who is getting his AA today, well done, sir.


Now on to 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:


  • Zero K by Don DeLillo -- It's DeLillo, the very definition of a Must Read.
  • Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo -- wasn't the biggest fan of Nobody's Fool, but I don't know that I've really stopped thinking about it in the 2 or 3 years it's been since I read it. So yeah, will have to get to this one
  • Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn by Ace Atkins -- You know it's a big week when Atkins is #3 on my list. This was another strong one -- will try to get my post up next week about it.
  • The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan -- a new series in the Percy-verse. Apollo is sent to earth as a regular teen, trying to get back to Olympus.
  • Blood Defense by Marcia Clark -- the first of a new series by Clark. This time the hero's a defense attorney.
  • Double Down by Gwenda Bond -- I enjoyed the first book about Lois Lane, teen reporter. Expect this one'll be better.
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde -- don't care what this novella is about, really. Fran Wilde's Updraft earned her enough credit to just get whatever has her name on it for a year or two.
  • Outriders by Jay Posey -- Military SF with a synopsis that starts with the line, "Captain Lincoln Suh died on a Wednesday. And things only got harder from there." How do you not give it a chance?

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to J. L. Gribble and Looseygoosey for following the blog this week.
(I looked and looked for a source on this one...would love to link to it)