News & Notes – 2/19/2022

February 19, 2022 News & Notes 9

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

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing

For Writers & Bloggers

Books, Movies, and TV

  • Where to start with: Agatha Christie (The Guardian) Wondering which Christie novel you should read first? Mystery writer Janice Hallett has some suggestions… most of which I agree with. (I will note that her description of The Seven Dials Mystery is incorrect. A few of the characters appeared in The Secret of Chimneys, but they are not, by and large, the main suspects in The Seven Dials Mystery, and there aren’t all that many dead bodies; in fact, I only recall one. It is, however, a humorous and somewhat madcap adventure.)

Cool, Fun, and Awesome

  • These rocks are hand-painted to mimic book covers. Amazing!

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9 Responses to “News & Notes – 2/19/2022”

  1. Lark

    I love that Henry Ward Beecher quote. And those hand-painted rocks that look like book covers are so fun! I wish I had that kind of artistic talent. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Me too! The artist did a fantastic job. I would have thought they were printed-out covers, decoupaged on, but she says she does them by hand. Amazing!

  2. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I loved seeing that post of the painted rocks on Twitter! 😀

    I had wondered about Audible’s return system and how that would hurt authors. Though I will be honest, I only really thought about it after I had returned a couple of books (and it really was SO EASY) because I didn’t like the narrator. I started previewing the books I got after that…
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