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- The Hugo Award winners were announced and presented on Sept. 4, 2022. Congratulations to all the winners, including A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Best Novel), A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers (Best Novella), Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series (Best Series), and the Dune screenplay (Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.) Congratulations also to the winners of related awards: the Lodestar for Best YA Book went to Naomi Novik’s The Last Graduate, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer went to Shelley Parker-Chan. (Click here for list of all the finalists and winners, and here to watch the entire awards ceremony on YouTube.)
- In Post-Trial Briefs, PRH Attorneys Say DOJ Failed to Prove Its Case Against S&S Merger (Publishers Weekly)
- Publishers and Internet Archive Trade Reply Briefs in Book Scanning Case (Publishers Weekly) Publishers are suing the Internet Archive for copyright infringement for its “long-running program to scan and lend physical library books.”
- British Book Trade Honors Queen Elizabeth (Publishers Weekly)
- How to Run For School Board (and stand up for the non-white, non-straight, non-Christian kids and families whose voices and needs are being silenced and ignored.) (Book Riot)
- Today’s hero: the 82-year-old Egyptian man who has collected 15,000 books for his community. (Literary Hub)
- Like everything else, all those book bans are probably Facebook’s fault. (Literary Hub)
For Writers & Bloggers
- The Words “I Wanted” Do Not Belong In Book Reviews (Laura Sackton, Book Riot) This is actually a very good essay on what’s useful in a review as well as a gentle suggestion to see and appreciate books for what they are, not for what you wanted them to be.
Books, Movies, and TV
- World Rebuilding: Fantasy & Horror 2022–2023 Eight forthcoming spec-fic books by women writers, all inspired by “old tales and forgotten truths.” (Nicholas Russell, Publishers Weekly)
Cool, Fun, and Awesome
- 13 Witchy Books to Read this Fall (Barnes & Noble)
- 30 of the Buzziest, Best Fall Books 2022 Has To Offer (Book Riot)
- 11 Books That Are (Probably) Lost Forever (Mental Floss)
Thanks for posting all this bookish information. I did enjoy the quote.
Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits
Oooh, I love that quote.
Also, I never really thought about using “I wanted” in a book review before. I’m pretty sure that I have been guilty of that in the past, though I think (I hope!) lately when I discuss differences in my hopes/expectations for a book and what I actually get, that I am focusing on how that’s a ME problem, and not a BOOK problem.
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Love the quote! I know I’ve used “I wanted” in a book review so I’m looking forward to reading the article. Thanks for sharing!
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