News & Notes – 1/29/2022

January 29, 2022 News & Notes 1

News & Notes is an occasional Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

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  • Piers Cawley’s “A Child of the Library” (above) is a charming folk song in support of libraries—and in protest of their closure. (Background: In the 2000s, the British government defunded and closed a number of Britain’s libraries.) You can find the lyrics here.
  • Check out this Little Free Library swag collated by Book Riot. (The swag is not free, alas.)
  • Have you tried Wordle yet? The once-a-day word guessing game has the Internet abuzz. Basically, it’s like Mastermind, but for five-letter words. You have 6 chances to guess the word, and the puzzle app will tell you (with colors) which letters are correct, which letters appear in the word but in a different position, and which letters aren’t in the word at all. It’s a fun, it’s quick, it requires a certain amount of logical thinking and a decent vocabulary—and because you can only play it once a day, it doesn’t become a time-sink like most of the games on your phone.

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One Response to “News & Notes – 1/29/2022”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    That Ibram X. Kendi quote is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

    I have seen so many friends/acquaintances post their Wordle screenshots, and I’ve been curious, but I have also managed so far to not get sucked in myself. I could see it becoming an obsession (even with the once-per-day limit).

    Thanks for the links to the Newbery etc awards! So cool to see more diversity in these awards recently.
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