News & Notes – 10/08/16

October 8, 2016 News & Notes 4

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

Gloria Naylor, author of the National Book Award-winning novel The Women of Brewster Place and other works, died of a heart attack on Sept. 28, 2016, at the age of 66. Naylor’s novels inspired a generation of black women authors, several of whom credit her with “giving me permission to write my truth.” She was living in the Virgin Islands at the time of her death. Obituaries: Ebony (which broke the story);  Los Angeles Times


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements


Bookish Quote

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That’s it for this week!


4 Responses to “News & Notes – 10/08/16”

  1. Rita @ View From My Books

    I hear you about the Prime Reading idea. We’ve had Prime membership for the past few years, even as the price has crept up, because of the quick and free 2 day shipping (having most family members scattered cross country it makes sense) and we watch Prime streaming shows.

    Hubs told me about this as if it was some exciting news, and I spent about an hour skimming through all the selections and found not one I would read (there were a few good titles for me, maybe about 5, but I’d read them already). This is just my opinion, of course, but these titles didn’t work for me. If you check, they’re almost all self-pubs by Amazon’s publishing companies. It doesn’t affect our membership, just bummed me out when I thought they were offering a new perk I would enjoy.

    Thanks again for this weekly news installment; I read it every Saturday morning with my coffee, even if I fail to leave a comment sometimes 🙂 I appreciate your hard work!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I had the same reaction, Rita: initial excitement, followed by disappointment. We have Prime also, originally for the shipping but now also for Prime Video. It’s how I’ve been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender.

      And thank you; I’m glad you enjoy this feature!

  2. Stephanie

    I am intrigued by Prime Reading but think the books I’ll be interested in will be few and far between. We’ll see how it develops and I do appreciate the extra perk!

    I was super excited when I saw your note about the restored Maggie Smith Much Ado – it sounds amazing!! But then only available in Britain…Wah wah…
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know; I was so disappointed not to be able to see that Much Ado! And I agree about Prime Reading. I will keep an eye on it, but I’m not impressed with the book lineup so far.