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 Cranky Bookseller's Guide To Holiday Shopping -- handy tips

Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years (And What Everyone Read Instead) -- an interesting follow up to Emily Temple's Books That Defined the Decades series

Jonathan Franzen was mocked for sharing his writing tips. Me? I’m all ears -- Hadley Freeman pours some cold water on the snark towards Franzen last week. Not much, and probably not entirely convincingly, but I appreciated her point

Celebrating Indie Publishing with @IPatrick_Author @fahrenheitpress -- The Quiet Knitter interviews Ian Patrick

ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLOOD FEUD: Five Questions with Mike Lupica -- The Real Book Spy has some questions for Lupica

The best mystery novels of 2018 -- Oline Cogdill, mystery reviewer extraordinaire, names her top 16 for the year.

Top Ten of 2018 -- from Liz Loves Books





The Wraith by Jeffery H. Haskell -- set in his Arsenal universe, Haskell introduces a darker hero.

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2018/12/01/saturday-miscellany-12-1-18