Running a bit late today . . . okay very late today. Mrs. Irresponsible Reader had me far away from my keyboard and wifi signal for most of the day. Still, got a couple of things I want to encourage you to read . . . So 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:
- What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men? -- something many of us are thinking about lately . . . Thanks to Nathaniel Barber for putting this in front of my eyeballs a couple of times.
- When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them -- a coworker told me about a class he took that did much of this a few years ago. If I only had the time/money/ability to do anything with my hands . . .
- At what point do we give up on books? Big data has the answer -- This is creepy. And interesting.
- Rise Of The Angry Robot -- a nice piece on that great publisher
- This Week's New Releases I'm Excited About and/or You'll Probably See Here Soon:
- The Squirrel on the Train by Kevin Hearne -- It's the second of Oberon's Meaty Mysteries! Which I liked a lot -- listened to most of the audiobook today, too -- which was also very entertaining -- the Force is strong with Luke Daniels.
- Briefly Maiden by Jacqueline Chadwick -- the follow-up to this year's fantastic In the Still. It's dark, twisted, and so much fun while telling a tragic and horrifying story. I checked in on that Thursday -- sooo good. I'll expand on that in a couple of days.