Whoops, been silent here for a couple of days and then this thing goes up more than 12 hours late -- no, I haven't abandoned this blog. Just didn't have a lot of time near my keyboard. Anyway...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:

 

 

    • Bad sex award goes to Italian novelist Erri De Luca -- Read on at your own peril -- not just for the sex-talk, but man...bad writing. I usually look at the short-list for this award anyway, but having the guys at Two Crime Writers and a Microphone read selections just underlined how bad these were. De Luca deserves this award.

 

 

 

 

      This Week's New Release that I'm Excited About and/or You'll Probably See Here Soon:

 

 

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to amecipraba, Larissa N. Takahassi, julianrichmonds, Manuel Antao, BrokenTune for following the blog this week.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2016/12/03/saturday-miscellany-12316-2