It's still technically Saturday. Especially in my time zone.... Nothing wrong, just one of those days.
So, here's a few 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:
- World's Highest-Paid Authors 2018: Michael Wolff Joins List Thanks To 'Fire And Fury' -- no shockers on this list -- but the numbers separating the top 3 from each other (not to mention from the rest of the list), are eyebrow raising. Also, I wasn't aware that the two tied for 8 were still producing. Also, I love the associations for those tied for tenth and fifth.
- Billy Connolly: 'Going to the library changed my life. It may even have saved it' -- I prefer funny Billy Connolly to elder statesman Billy Connolly (or whatever label you wanna throw on his more thoughtful stage), but this is a good read.
- 8 Things I Learned Behind the Circulation Desk -- I worked in a library in high school, and can endorse all of these, 3 & 6 in particular (although I had a different reason for #6 -- chaos rules that section, no matter how hard you work).
- Crime Beat: The mystery community is infested with drummers. -- there are more crime writing drummers out there than you might have guessed (if you ever considered the question, that is)
- Cover Reveal of HEART OF BARKNESS -- There are few books I'm anticipating more than this one in 2019. Seeing the cover doesn't help much.
- Jeeves and the King of Clubs by Ben Schott review – bang-on Bertie Wooster reboot -- I really don't care about this, really just posting this to give Bookstooge something to comment about.
- The 20 Best Crime Novels of 2018: The Year's Best in Crime and Mystery Fiction -- from CrimeReads
- Best Reads of 2018: Fiction -- The first of Paul's Picks 2019 lists.
- The Most Scathing Reviews of 2018: "It’s physically impossible to dunk on a novel that is already dunking on itself so hard" -- featuring a very different look at one book on Paul's list.
- Why I love doing book reviews
- So, what is it about the series then? -- a very nice post from the It's an Indie Book Blog about the place of series in the hearts of readers and writers.