What a ride the past two weeks have been. What. A. Ride.
Over the past 17 days, I've visited and signed books at 15 bookstores; I've visited 3 cities, I've done 5 readings, made 2 television appearances, and I've seen Black Star Renegades go places I never thought possible--praise from Verge, Nerdist, Booklist, and people all over the world. It's crazy. That's the best word to describe it: Crazy.
We're two weeks into BLACK STAR RENEGADES being out in the world, and it's been a wild ride. I've been traveling, I've signing at any book store that has copies, I've been interviewing with anyone who'll talk with me--in short, I'm doing everything I can, and then some, to promote this book. To let people know how much fun it is, and how they should read and, hopefully, fall in love with it.
And a good many people have, which is awesome. Here's a look at what some critics have had to say about my debut novel...
Okay, so you’re probably thinking “oh, Mike’s just being humble, of course he’s a good writer, he has a book out after all.” Or you’re thinking “yeah, no shit you’re not a good writer.” If you’re the latter, why are you reading my blog anyway?!
Some of you may know this, but I obsessively catalog all the entertainment I consume. I always have. Sometimes I remember to share, and this is one such year. So, here's a look at all the books I read in 2017--mostly for the first time, but there's some re-reads in there--in no particular order: