News & Notes – 2/27/16

February 27, 2016 News & Notes 6

News & 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


Literary Losses

Harper Lee (photo via Goodreads)

Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird and its belated prequel Go Set a Watchman (published in 2015), died Feb. 19, 2016, at the age of 89. As per her wishes, her funeral was private and without fanfare. (The Guardian)  Obituaries: The Guardian; New York Times

Umberto Eco (photo via Politics & Prose)

Umberto Eco, philospher, polymath, and best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault’s Pendulum, died in his native Italy on Feb. 19, 2016 at the age of 84. In addition to his novels, Eco wrote a culture column and was a noted professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna. Obituaries: The Guardian; NPR

Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements


Freebies & Bargains

Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Indo-European & Uralic Language Tree poster by Minna Sundberg (via Business Insider)

This poster shows the relationship of modern Indo-European and Uralic languages; the size of the branch and leaves gives some indication of the number of speakers. You can order a copy through HiveMill.


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!


6 Responses to “News & Notes – 2/27/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Isn’t that poster cool? I’m almost tempted to get one but I don’t have the wall space. I’m sorry for our literary losses, too.

      Glad you enjoyed the links!

  1. Rita @ View From My Home

    I like how the adult coloring industry is taking off! I do color when I’m bored or watching mindless TV, but only occasionally. Of course I’d buy the LOTR one.

    That poster is a really nice one and good looking too. Would look sharp in a personal office.

    And Emily Blunt would make an awesome Mary Poppins! Nice casting.
    Thanks for your weekly links 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I have a coloring book — one of the early adult ones, Secret Garden, which I’m only just starting on. I tend to knit more than color. But I do enjoy it, and the LOTR and Doctor Who ones are tempting! And I agree on the Emily Blunt casting; I think she’ll be good.