I started a new job this week, which is what I'm blaming my relative silence on -- I did almost complete a few posts, to be honest (and a little self-justifying). Just nothing I'm quite ready to push "publish" on. But I have an ambitious schedule for December, so I need to get busy (and I have a little bit of November to finish with, too -- oops). Here's hoping next week is busy around here.


Anyway, 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:


  • The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin -- a comic writer/artist consults with the LAPD in a hunt for a real-world costumed vigilante in one of the most enjoyable debuts of the year. I talked a bit about it Monday
  • Blood of Ten Kings by Edward Lazellari -- The third volume of the Guardians of Aandor -- an Epic Fantasy/Urban Fantasy hybrid of sorts -- hit the stores this week. Listening to Lazellari describe the books on the latest Once & Future Podcast sold me on volume one.
  • King of the Road by R. S. Belcher -- I missed the first novel in this UF series last year, but a group of Truckers descended from the Knights Templar who defends the roads of the US from supernatural threats -- and a biker gang, apparently -- has got to be worth a read.

Lastly, I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to awesomeyou (nice blog, but I can't read that side bar -- as pretty as it is), whinney, Di Salvo Cambiamento (I assume the blog is nice, but I can't read that language), Arganise Campbell (a very busy young woman) and Shalini for following the blog this week.


Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2018/12/08/saturday-miscellany-12-8-18