News & Notes – 3/05/16

March 5, 2016 News & Notes 6

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



Literary Losses

Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, died March 4. Conroy, who announced in February that he had pancreatic cancer, was 70. (Obituaries: Washington PostLos Angeles TimesNPR)

Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements

Concept art for Sanderson’s The Apocalypse Guard (art by Ben McSweeney)


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

6 Responses to “News & Notes – 3/05/16”

  1. Rita @ View From My Home

    Good post! I liked the one about being honest when reviewing self-pub books and the Jim Hines article, though I cringed at the language (not his, the quoted text dealing with racism).

    And Nancy Drew, hmmm… don’t know how I feel about Nancy all grown up and modernized. I have such a strong connection to the book series that if this show turns out to be good, I will enjoy it as just another good show, not as the real Nancy Drew storyline.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know; I have really mixed feelings about the Nancy Drew series, too, and I’ll probably do the same if I watch it — approach it as its own thing, not as “Nancy Drew.”

  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    Oh, I hadn’t heard about the new Nancy Drew. I’ll have to give it a try; I wasn’t a big fan of the books so I won’t be as picky about the changes as some viewers. As for self and indie pubbed authors, I have never understood the argument for being kinder or easier when reviewing their works. It simply makes no sense to me.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I hadn’t heard about the Nancy Drew until now, either. I think it will be fun to see her reimagined as a 30-something police detective. I haven’t read the books in ages but I remember being frustrated by them because she never aged — even though I also loved them.