News & Notes – 11/12/16

November 12, 2016 News & Notes 8

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


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote



That’s it for this week!

8 Responses to “News & Notes – 11/12/16”

  1. Rita @ View From My Books

    Unbelievable about one person trying to affect all the local kids’ education… makes my blood boil. Then I’m appeased by the news of a film coming out about Tolkien, yay! That will be awesome.

    Love that pic of the cat, above. Whenever I bring home library books or used book store titles my cats swarm around the stack, rub against it, and lay on them. Not just humans appreciate the scent of books,lol!
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  2. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    Love the kitty picture. My cat’s and dog love to inspect my library hauls. It’s a shame about that history book possibly getting banned, banning books just makes me angry and mad and I am SO HAPPY that there’s a Tolkien biopic coming out! Also Johnny Depp as Grindelwald? Really? He wouldn’t be my first choice. Thanks for the bookish update Lark!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      My cats usually sniff around any new book acquisitions, too, especially older/used/library books. Banning books is just wrong, especially when they are intended to educate kids on history as in this case. I agree that I wouldn’t cast Depp as Grindelwald. I wonder who they’ll cast as Tolkien?

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Censorship, particularly in education, gets my back up too. Failing to educate our kids about the facts of history and current religio-gepolitics (I made that word up, but hopefully it gets the point across) will only result in more international and internal problems down the road.

      Definitely looking forward to the Tolkien biopic! I’m not sure if I’ll see it in theatres or wait until it’s on Netflix or DVD, though.

  3. Roberta

    You have some great finds here. I’m supposed to be doing a blog post, but may just spend the morning listening to TED talks, etc.

    Cats are so (not) helpful, both for reading and writing.