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:
- Kids start YouTube concert for Worldbuilders -- If this doesn't warm your heart a little, you should consult a cardiologist.
- Rediscovered Books is hosting a book trailer contest -- My favorite local indie shop is doing something pretty cool
- I Stopped Tracking My Reading (and Why I’ll Probably Start Again in 2017)
- I Read 52 Books This Year. Here’s What I Learned. -- (I know for many readers of this blog 52 seems like a cute little number, but really it's pretty impressive)
- “Cyber World” anthology brings darkly alluring sci-fi back to the future -- The Denver Post gives us a nice profile on that anthology I posted about recently.
- Audible’s Highest Rated Audiobooks of 2016 -- #12 is a particular favorite of mine.
- 16 Top Covers for 2016 -- well, from those on NetGalley, anyway. Some nice looking books there.
- This Week's New Release that I'm Excited About and/or You'll Probably See Here Soon:
- 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.