A lighter load after last week's mega-list. This ended up being one of those weeks that I had no energy at all after work, and I ended up writing/surfing less than I'd expected to. There's probably a link there. I'm not sure why so many things about kids and reading popped up on my feeds this week, but I always enjoy reading/sharing these articles.


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:



  • How to raise a reader—In my not-so humble opinion, the last point is the key (and I know I could've done better with it myself)




  • Interview with Joseph Finder—CrimeSpree Mag interviewed Finder about his new book, and more. Incidentally, I'm about 60% done with the book and it's a solid thriller, am enjoying the heck out of it.





  • A Blight of Blackwings by Kevin Hearne—the second of the Seven Kennings trilogy. Sadly, it's going to be a month or so before I can get to it (barring some calamity that makes me bedridden and unable to go to work for a month, I should say. If that happens, it'll only be three weeks before I can get to it).



Lastly, I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to waytoofantasy, Betty, Matt Kaster and jellyfishentity for following the blog this week. Don't be a stranger, and use that comment box, would you?

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/02/08/saturday-miscellany-2-8-20