It's clearly the end of the year—I've got a bare-bones collection this week. But who has time to read things that aren't books right now between the hustle and bustle of December—not to mention the rush to finish off your reading goals of the 2019? (or is that just me?)


Here's the handful 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:




  • I've got a pair of M. W. Craven reads this week: Writing is a Form of Magic—Everything you never realized you wanted to learn about Craven and his writing process.


  • Desert Island Crime with M.W. Craven—Craven answers: "If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you, what would you pick and why?" This is a great list, made even better by his choice of Darkness, Take My Hand over Hannibal Lecter.


  • The Music of Harry Bosch—The Michael Connelly Facebook page shared this spotify list this week. Good writing/reading music (even if I really never think Jazz when I read Bosch. Sorry, Harry!)




  • Fifty @ Fifty—Tracy Fenton commemorated her 50th birthday with this list of her favorite 50 books from the last ten years.



Lastly, I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Gehad Gamal, Anton Michaux, and Brandi Robbins for following the blog this week. Don't be a stranger, and use that comment box, would you?