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The Twenty Books Jay Recommended the Most This Year – 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to find myself on a year-end list of books. As a writer, reader, reviewer and occasional journalist, Jay has seen a lot of books, and these 20 in 2020 stuck with him.

I recommend a lot of books. Each month, I compile a list of the ten books I recommended most that month. This is very unscientific. I scan my Twitter, email, articles I’ve written, and other corners of the Internet to sort my book recommendations into a countdown. People love lists and countdowns…

Regarding #19 (me) Jay said of WHITE PICKET PRISONS,

Kelli Owen is one of a number of authors who is under recognized for her talent. This book could have easily become a copy of a number of stories that orbit this premise, but Owen very quickly establishes that she is no one’s imitator. It has a great crime fiction feel and a marvelous horror sensibility. I was glad to be reading this story the whole time I was in it.

See his blog post for the other nineteen books you should probably be aware of!



The Walking Dead | Buttercup of Doom ep 19

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This Week’s Rating: R (NSFW) — buttercup ratings system info here

In this episode, I have SPOILERS… and guests! Jeff Burk, editor at Deadite Press, hates the show but loves the comic, and Matt Blazi, zombie expert, loves the show and must protect it from Jeff’s opinion. With only a couple questions and nudges, I left them to duke it out while I ate popcorn (Cape Cod popcorn duos: cherry & cinnamon). They laughed, they cried, they disagreed, they bonded, and we came up with some new key phrases: galactically stupid, hate-watching, and going full-shane. It’s an hour and a half, and not work safe, due to guests rather than me!

Sponsors: Deadite Press

Suggestions/Requests from: not this week (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts: Robert Kirkman (duh) • George Romero (of course) • Chris Hardwick • Talking Dead • Norman Reedus (TWD: Daryl) • Steven Yeun (TWD: Glenn) • Melissa McBride (TWD: Carol) • and the rest of the cast but by their character names for the most part…

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