Let's see if BookLikes likes me today....


Small collection this week—just didn't have a lot of online time (literally, ISP went down twice and I lost a couple of days of surfing). C'est la vie, eh? On the plus side, I appreciate saving the time, it's a family holiday here—the second anniversary of my son's kidney transplant, and we have a little celebration planned.


A lot of my time has been on the tech side of this blog the last couple of weeks (I didn't realize that would entail so much "how do I get access to the Internet?" time), but most of the effort was made by a friend, who took over for my stumbling efforts in moving to a self-hosted blog—and did a lot more than I realized needed/should be done. Still, if you see something out of whack, it probably is (especially the categories/menus—am working on that, but it's going to take a while), and I likely haven't noticed. Please mention it.


Now, on with the links.

Odds n ends about books and reading that caught my eye this week. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
bullet How Do You Translate a Comic Book Into Audio? Ask Neil Gaiman—that's a question I've asked frequently. This (at least, I'm not sure about some of the other comic-to-audio treatments) is a pretty cool answer.
bullet HBO to Develop Drama Series Based on Quinn Colson Novels by Ace Atkins—As long as the Colson material is treated with more respect that Atkins' Spenser material was, I'm very excited about this.
bullet Speaking of Colson and Atkins, Ace Atkins on 10 Years of the Quinn Colson Ranger Series—a nice little interview from Mystery Scene
bullet The Great Fantasy Debate series concludes with: Is a Degree from Hogwarts Worth It? with authors Pierce Brown and Naomi Novik
bullet A Beginner’s Guide to Audiobooks—there's some really good advice for people looking to get into (or more into) this format.
bullet 10 steps to posting a book review—A Rambling Reviewer breaks it down...yeah, 10 steps for each. No wonder they take more time than I realize
bullet Fantasy Worlds I Would Love to Live In…—Pretty sure my list wouldn't look like this (Hyboria never seems like a fun place to be), but this is a fun list

This Week's New Releases That I'm Excited About and/or You'll Probably See Here Soon:
bullet Peace Talks by Jim Butcher—I'm currently trying to figure how to post something about Dresden's long-awaited return. Fans are rejoicing all over about this (for good reason)
bullet The Revelators by Ace Atkins—the tenth Quinn Colson novel promises to be explosive.
bullet Venators: Legends Rise by Devri Walls—came out in ebook and audio (narrated by Daniel Thomas May) this week, paperback to follow.

Lastly I'd like to say hi and extend a warm welcome to Morgan, who followed the blog this week (also, the first to use my new widget, which I was afraid wasn't working). Don't be a stranger, and use that comment box, would you?

Source: http://irresponsiblereader.com/2020/07/18/saturday-miscellany-7-18-20