News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Unknown John Donne manuscript discovered in Suffolk (The Guardian)
- Linda Fairstein: literary group rescinds honor over role in Central Park Five case (The Guardian)
- Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library (Reuters)
- How Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Reinventing the Sherlock Holmes Story (Electric Lit)
- Amy Lowell: Ted Hughes and DH Lawrence ‘owe unacknowledged debt’ to ‘uncelebrated’ poet (Allison Flood, The Guardian)
Book & Movie Announcements
- CW to Develop Victoria Schwab Novel ‘City of Ghosts’ as Drama Series (Variety.) Book Riot reports that the characters are being aged up to post-college, so it’s decidedly not going to be a MG series like the book is.
- Christmas [Cozy] Mystery Book List (Cozy Mystery List website) If you’re looking for holiday-themed mysteries, look no further.
- 19 Nerdy Things That Brought Us Joy in 2018 (Tor.com)
- 10 Animals Who Have Broken Into the Library (Electric Lit)
- Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best [SFF] Books of 2018 (Tor.com)
- Five Books About Human and Dragon Friendships (Tor.com)
- The Best Audiobooks of 2018 (Book Riot)
Really Cool / Just for Fun
- The new Doctor has a new scarf! But knitters everywhere will be disappointed: it’s fleece. (Twitter)
That’s it for this week!
Rita @ View From the Books
Thanks for a post that I took the time with my cup of tea (and cookies from the church’s cookie walk sale, yum) to browse through. Your holiday cozy list was fun to skim through all those names!
Such a sad article about Linda Fairstein, both for her– if she believes in her convictions– and was so quickly stripped of her honor, but mostly for the group of boys being unruly and loud in a park, but that doesn’t mean rape. I lived in NY at the time and the news coverage was horrific to listen to; then I found out a neighbor’s son worked with the victim. Again, just so much sadness to go around.
My son was willing to join an Innocence Project somewhere but it seems to be offered to those still in law school. He will pick up some pro bono work along the way– but first has to find a permanent FT paying job.
That was indeed a sad article. I remember the national coverage of the case, and then the coverage when it turned out those 5 young men hadn’t done it. Rescinding the prize had to be a tough decision for the prize committee. I feel sad for everyone involved.
Best of luck to your son. It’s tough getting started as a young lawyer these days; the son of a friend has faced similar challenges.
Fleece! It’s a travesty.
I enjoy some of your lists. Anne – Books of My Heart
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LOL! I may be wrong about it being fleece. Someone on Ravelry is already working up a pattern using DK yarn worked horizontally; it should be available by the end of December. (I think fingering yarn would be better, but never mind.) She says that the original scarf is actually “machine-knit at very fine gauge, using a technique which is extremely difficult to achieve in handknitting.” I suspect future commercial replicas will be fine-gauge fleece, though, because it would be cheaper to produce.