News & Notes – 1/06/2018

January 6, 2018 News & Notes 11

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/Viewing

  • Kick canon to the curb in 2018.  Book Riot’s S. W. Sondheimer argues that it’s time to forget about literary canon, and uses well-known and award-winning children’s books to make her point.


Free Fiction Online

  • Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys — or rather, the BBC’s 6-hour radio adaptation of the book — is available to listen to free, for a limited time.


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Just For Fun / Really Cool


Bookish Quote

Actually, I don’t agree with this sentiment at all—but I find it highly amusing that people have believed the world was going downhill as far back as ancient Rome. And it’s a riot that Cicero thought that lots of people writing books was evidence of times being “bad.”


That’s it for this week!

11 Responses to “News & Notes – 1/06/2018”

  1. Angela

    I can’t believe how many book-to-movie adaptations are coming out this year! It seems like an awful lot. I haven’t read a lot of them, but I’m excited to read and see Ready Player One this year.

  2. Jess@Fairday's Blog

    Lots of interesting things to check out. I can imagine that the Library of Congress had to stop saving every tweet. Can’t even imagine that job!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know—it rather surprised me that they were archiving ALL of them. But of course, a lot fewer people were tweeting in the beginning…

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think the ratio of meaningful to silly tweets was higher in the early days of Twitter, particularly insofar as it was used to report news or organize protests.