News & Notes – 3/04/2017

March 4, 2017 News & Notes 8

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News

 

Worth Reading

  • The Silly Side of Shakespeare. Mya Gosling talks about finding the ridiculous in Shakespeare as she draws her webcomic, Good Tickle Brain. (And if you aren’t following her comic, you should be — it’s a lot of fun!) (for Blogging Shakespeare)
  • Andy Weir’s Best-Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Kid-Friendly Makeover(New York Times) Basically, they replaced the swear words with more innocuous ones, so middle- and high-school science teachers could use the book with their classes. I’m not generally a fan of bowlderization, but in this case, I think it makes sense — not that students don’t hear and even use the profanities uttered by main character Mark Watney, but it’s hard to get that much of it past parents and school boards. (As a middle school parent, I would probably have objected to using it in school myself, despite the fact that I love the book.)

 

Great Blog Posts

 

For Writers & Bloggers

 

Bookish Quote

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2)

 

That’s it for this week!

 

8 Responses to “News & Notes – 3/04/2017”

  1. Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic

    I always find so many interesting links in you News & Notes posts, Lark. I haven’t done very well keeping up with other blogs lately, but I plan to try to visit and comment at three or four blogs a day so I can catch up with my favorite blogs.

    I hadn’t heard of Mya Gosling’s webcomic so I have to go check that out! Hope you have a good week!

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