The last few Fridays and Saturdays have been so busy, that it feels like this round-up has become an afterthought. It hasn't -- really, it just feels and looks that way. 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:

  • Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates -- " an anthology of short stories, poetry, and essays . . . Over two dozen authors, ranging from NYT-bestsellers and award winners to debut writers, chose a tired trope or cliche to challenge and surprise readers through their work." Including several favorites from these parts, like Michael R. Underwood and Anton Strout.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to bookcupidity, enjoywanderlust, and bluereadergal for following the blog this week.