News & Notes – 11/07/15

November 7, 2015 News & Notes 16

News & Notes

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

For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements

Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts film (via E.W.)


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!

16 Responses to “News & Notes – 11/07/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I can spend so much time on Pinterest if I’m not careful! But I started following a bunch of those boards because they post so much gorgeous stuff.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ll be concentrating on a work project all this week, but it’s on my list of blog tweaks and improvements to get to after I turn the project in.

  1. Stephanie

    I am cautiously excited about the His Dark Materials mini-series! I think you are right that it will be done better then the movie. Lately, I’ve been thinking that a series of mini-series would also do the Harry Potter books more justice than the movies though it would have to have quite the budget. Love seeing the first stills of Fantastic Beasts!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I probably should try reading the Pullman novels again. I found it hard to get into the first one (and never finished it), but I was reading it during a period of intense anxiety and panic attacks, and at that point, all I really wanted to read was old familiar books — British mysteries, childhood favorites, beloved fantasy novels and historical romances — basically, anything guaranteed to come out all right in the end.

      I loved your Saturday post last week, with the lovely photo of an Iowa sunset. I didn’t do an HP re-read this fall, but I did a year or so ago, via the audiobooks. It’s like going home, isn’t it? And I’d be interested in your take on the Murdoch Mysteries. My mom really enjoys them, but I haven’t tried them yet. I’m thinking it might be time for a Cadfael rewatch soon, though. You can never go wrong with Derek Jacobi in the 12th century…

      • Stephanie

        I really love His Dark Materials but don’t think it would be a series of books to read during anxiety – they are darkish and not comfort reads at all. Hopefully you do try them again or perhaps just watch the mini-series!

        I LOVE Cadfael! In fact now that you’ve mentioned it that may be my next re-watch as well:) I think you would really enjoy Murdoch Mysteries. It’s a little goofy but I love all the characters and the puzzles/mysteries are pretty unique and creative. I also really do like the main ‘ship though they go to ridiculous lengths to draw it out.
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          Yes, I think you’re right about the Pullman series. Maybe someday. And thank you for the recommendation on the Murdoch Mysteries! Mom and I have similar tastes and I usually like what she does, but it’s always good to have another friend’s point of view!