News & Notes – 1/26/2018

January 26, 2019 News & Notes 8

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8 Responses to “News & Notes – 1/26/2018”

  1. RO

    I have always loved Dolly Parton so much, and many, many years ago I was able to see her in concert at a fair in ND. Yes, I’m talking ages ago(lol) I just afore how smart she is, and donating that many books is pretty phenomenal. I don’t read Cozy books, but I know quite a few people who do, and they say they’re pretty good. Happy National Chocolate Day and Hugs…RO
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  2. Rita @ View From the Books

    Yay to good news about Penguin Books. Also I enjoy some Crooked Lane books, so I hope the cozy is not “dead” which is ridiculous in itself because it seems like half of the blogosphere includes cozies occasionally. Now I’m off to read articles about Jim C. Hines. I know you enjoy his books so I’m going to check him out. Have a wonderful Sunday!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Hines is a really good writer. I also admire him for the work he has done on representation, inclusivity, and dismantling various -isms (notably, but not limited to, racism and sexism.) As for his books, you might give his Libriomancer a try, if you’re ever in the mood to try urban fantasy with a heavy dose of action-suspense and a side of humor.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I think it’s really helpful for both aspiring authors and readers to see what an author—a successful but not multiple-best-selling author—makes. I know it encourages me to try to buy books by the authors I like, so they can afford to keep writing!

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I adore Dolly Parton. She’s so wonderfully herself and her literacy program is wonderful. I’m so glad to see that Crooked Lane might hopefully be picking up some of Midnight Ink’s series. I was so sad to hear that imprint was closing. I am thrilled about Penguin picking up cozies again. They’re in a low spot in publishing right now but I have hopes for more. Not that I don’t have boxes of cozies waiting to be read as it is!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I like cozies, too, and have more than enough to keep me going for a while! But it’s always good to see new series come out. There are several newish series I’ve been really enjoying—Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library series and Katherine Bolger Hyde’s Crime with the Classics series in particular.