My wife, youngest and I were out of town for a few days last week for some medical tests (the super-curious can click here for details, but that's not the point). I knew I was being overly ambitious when I packed 3 books for my 2.5 days away, but I was unprepared for how busy the waiting areas we were in were. I got a little over 100 pages of reading done. Pitiful number, really. I know I had more important things going on, but I still expected a little more.
Anyway, I was away from the Internet for a few days, and so I didn't find that many odds 'n ends over the week about books and reading, but I enjoyed these:
- A Rambling Ranty Post about Realisms on the scReen -- it applies to the written word, too.
- Myke Cole Interview -- on The Author Stories Podcast. I've heard Cole interviewed a couple of times before, but Garner got a bit more out of him than I'd heard before.
- Collared by David Rosenfelt -- Andy Carpenter defends a man during a retrial -- my post about it is here
- The Fallen by Ace Atkins -- Quinn Colson chases some bank robbers and we get a new antagonist. I had a little to say about it.
- The Late Show by Michael Connelly -- I'm about 2/3 done with this and am really impressed with Connelly's new detective.
- Graveyard Shift by Michael F. Haspil -- a UF Police Procedural, some peanutbutter in my chocolate. Looks tasty.
- Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks -- okay, I'm not that interested, but I've got a kid who will be.
Lastly, I'd like to say hi and welcome to danielwalldammit for following the blog this week.