Today’s News & Notes is very short because of my current workload – sorry!
- J. K. Rowling released a “new Harry Potter story” which is actually a character sketch and backstory of Dolores Umbridge. It’s interesting to read, especially when she talks about where the character came from.
- Mass Market Paperback: Not Dead Yet (Publishers Weekly)
- You Can Now Stay in a Harry Potter-themed Hotel Room (Buzzfeed). In London, of course.
For Writers & Bloggers
- To kick off NaNoWriMo, here’s Kami Garcia’s pep talk on overcoming the doubts that keep you from writing.
- Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books 2014
- New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2014
- Library Journal‘s Best Books of 2014