Randomly Shelves or something

My brilliantly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be due to the books both containing words such as ‘and’ or ‘the’, although having said that it’d be really awesome to now find two books totally missing both of those words.

The books I chose last week were Flashspec Volume Two and A man’s got to have a hobby by William McInnes. I’ve even put into photos and links in case you want to either look at them or buy them. If you don’t want to look at the covers you have problems.

A man’s Got to have a hobby by William McInnes
FlashSpec Volume Two edited by Neil Cladingboel

The Books

William McInnes writes about growing up with his father in Queensland. I scribbled a few words about it here.

FlashSpec Volume Two is seriously fabulous short speculative fiction. All of them are under 750 words, that’s about a half of one of my essays. It seems I’ve scribbled about it twice, here’s one of them. I’ll be taking it to class next week.

The Link

Try this thought for size. McInnes talks about a man needing to have a hobby. The first short story talks about a hobby, it’s probably not what McInnes and his father had in mind as it’s rather gruesome and I can’t tell you what as that’d be rather spoilery.

Next Week!

I’ll Plead Insanity by David Cross and To Live Again by Robert Silverberg are on the agenda for next week. Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a good link. I promise I’ll try to be entertaining.