I didn't spend much time on social media this week -- or anything really (see Wednesday's Programming Note or this longer post on my other blog for details), but I was still able to find a decent list of 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:


  • The Sinners by Ace Atkins -- the 8th Quinn Colson/Tibbehah County novel is sure to be a good one. Sadly, my copy is hundreds of miles away from me, I'll get to it when I can.
  • Kill The Farm Boy by by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne -- Part fantasy satire, part celebration of fantasy tropes, all fun and strong fantasy. I blogged about it a few weeks back.
  • Constance Verity Saves the World by A. Lee Martinez -- I've never read a Martinez sequel before, I don't know what to expect. But...it's going to be good.
  • The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler; edited by Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson and Anthony Rizzuto -- This is also hundreds of miles from me, but one of my kids opened the box and described it to me. Sounds like so much fun.
  • Rescued by David Rosenfelt -- Andy Carpenter defends a man he wants to be very far from Here's what I had to say about it.
  • The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn --the sequel to Bannerless a Vaughn book that has somehow not moved from by TBR Tower, this dystopian mystery novel looks just as good as its predecessor.
  • Degrading Orbits by Bradley Horner -- another sequel is out before I've had the opportunity to read the first in the series. Whoops.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to figlia dei fiori, Deb / Being Aunt Debbie, Dog Training Guidance, Cristian Mihai, pitchstory,and Jordan Peters for following the blog this week.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2018/07/21/saturday-miscellany-7-21-18