Monday, August 22, 2016

The Ramblings of a Scattered Mind - AKA Miscellaneous Musings

It's time for a bunch of random announcements.  There is no sequence to these thoughts except for how they came to mind.  But, By George, they're important!

1.  Natalie Baszile's book, Queen Sugar, is finally coming to the small screen.  As I've mentioned before, Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, is converting Natalie's book into a series.  I think it's supposed to start September 6 and 7.  Check the TV guide for exact times/days. Remember that the director of Selma, Ava DuVernay, is directing Queen Sugar.  I can't wait.

2.  Local  author Meg Waite Clayton's best-selling and award-winning book, The Race for Paris, is now available in paperback.  Meg was not only our RBC author last year, but I also reviewed Meg's book last August 19 and rated it very highly.  It's an important piece of WWII history.

3.  Our next 2 RBC authors are Rachael Herron, The Ones Who Matter Most, on Tuesday, August 30.  And M.P. Cooley, Ice Shear, on Wednesday, September 28.  Everybody is welcome.  No RSVP is necessary.

4.  We've got 4 upcoming Sunday book signings lined up from 9:30-12:30:
Sept. 11 - Alina Sayre, The Voyages of the Legend (3 books)
Sept. 18 - Marian Lindner, San Francisco
Sept. 25 - Rare Mettle, Ann Bridges
Oct.  16 - Marianne Bickett, Art a la Cart trilogy

5.  Back in the 1st year or 2 of the blog (started in Jan., 2011), I had a couple of months where there were a number of guest bloggers.  The only condition imposed on them was that the blog
needed to have something to do with books.  Not too tough.  Well, the time has come again.  Be ready for some new guest bloggers.

6.  I reviewed an ARC of Fantasy Man, by Nate Jackson, on 8/9.  I have since learned that it will be published on  9/20.

7.  Two Sundays ago, Alfred Jan came to Recycle Books and showed off the books of old-time (30s & 40s) detective stories that he has edited. He also has written introductions, forwards, and afterwords.  As you can see from his bio, this is NOT his day job.

"A practicing optometrist, Alfred Jan collects and writes about pulp magazines.  In 2001, he co-edited with Bill Blackbeard Footprints on a Brain:  The Inspector Allhoff Stories by D. L. Champion (Adventure House).  Later, for Black Dog Books, he edited Death's Detour (2002) and Gallows Heritage (2003), The Surgeon of Souls Collection Volumes 1 and 2, written by Robert Leslie Bellem. He currently writes for Blood 'N' Thunder, a magazine for pulp and old movie fans.  Alfred has a Masters degree in Philosophy specializing in Aesthetics, and has published freelance art criticism."

Here are a few pictures from Alfred's morning at Recycle:

That's it for now.  I will now attempt to be un-scattered.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot about Queen Sugar. Probably because we gave up cable for 6 months :) I'll have to look for it now since we got it back for football season.