- The Evolution of the English Village Mystery, After the Golden Age (Deborah Crombie, CrimeReads)
- “Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog)
- The hunt for Shakespeare’s library: ‘I couldn’t stop looking if I wanted to’. The Guardian’s Alison Flood talks with Stuart Kells about his search for the books Shakespeare may once have owned.
TV and Movie News
- Lionsgate & ‘Little Women’ Producer Playground Plot Fantasy World With Tamora Pierce’s ‘Tortall Universe’ Series (Deadline) Seriously, when I saw this I was so excited I couldn’t even talk coherently. (And for me, that’s pretty rare.) Omigosh, please let this come true… and don’t let them mess it up.
- ‘Bridgerton’: Everything You Need to Know About Shonda Rhimes’ First Netflix Show (IndieWire)
- After Eight Years, Erin Morgenstern Is Back with a Bookish Fantasy (interview with the author of The Night Circus and The Starless Sea, on Goodreads). And Natasha Pulley has a gorgeous review of The Starless Sea in The Guardian.
- George RR Martin promises to not write spinoff until Game of Thrones book is finished (The Guardian)
Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits
I’m excited about the possibility of a Tortall series! But yes, *please let it be good*…
And I’m too mad about the Macmillan ebook nonsense to write a coherent letter of complaint to them yet. Need to let myself cool down a little first — but not too much.
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I’m so frustrated with the publishers over library ebook lending. They seem to think that they are losing a lot of sales because people can borrow the book from the library. But I think a lot of library borrowers wouldn’t pay for a new copy of every book they borrow; they can’t afford to. I read upwards of 75 to 125 new books per year. There’s no way I could purchase all of them at list price when they first come out. I buy only the ones I really want to own in hardcover or trade. The rest, I borrow, or read an ARC (if I’m lucky), or wait until I can find a used copy at a price I can afford. The library lets me read authors I don’t need to own, but it also introduces me to authors whose books may subsequently end up on my “buy it new” list.
I’m about equal parts over-the-moon and trepidatious about the possible Tortall series… and wondering which books they will adapt first. The series could be fantastic, or horrible, or just meh. Fingers crossed for fantastic!