News & Notes – 12/05/15

December 5, 2015 News & Notes 4

bbNews & 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


Awesome Lists


Bookish Gifts

NovelTea: tins of tea with a novel look

NovelTea: tins of tea with a novel look

NovelTea offers novel tins of tea — or if you prefer to use your own tea, you can order just the empty tin. Three tins currently available, with more designs in the works.

Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!

4 Responses to “News & Notes – 12/05/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Don’t those tins look fabulous? I supported the Kickstarter, so I should be getting The Picture of Earl Grey sometime this month. (Just the tin; I avoid caffeine so I’ll put my own decaf Earl Grey in it!)

      It’s always interesting to see what wins the Goodreads awards. They’re among the few that are voted on by anyone who is interested (and has a Goodreads account), and I know some authors lobby their fans to vote for them. So it’s more about popularity than some of the other literary awards. That’s not a bad thing, but it does mean that the awards don’t always go to the best book from a literary standpoint.

  1. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders

    The Book News this week is SO interesting! Let me just say for the record, Sweden knows where it’s at. Their education system and so many other things are significantly impacting their society and culture for the better. Makes me want to sign up for my dual citizenship…

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Several of the northern European countries seem to have their act together in important ways. The Finnish education system is much better than ours, and Iceland is pretty amazing in a lot of ways. Too bad it’s so cold and dark in the winter in a lot of those countries! I like snow, but not the dark. 🙂