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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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