News & Notes – 3/21/15

March 21, 2015 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


Worth Reading & Watching


Book & Movie Announcements

  • Terry Pratchett’s last Discworld novel will be published posthumously. The Shepherd’s Crown features Tiffany Aching, Pratchett’s teen witch, will feature illustrations by Paul Kidby. Pratchett finished the book last summer. (i09 interview with Paul Kidby)
  • Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Beauty & The Beast movie – and yes, it will be a musical, with score by Alan Mencken, the original songs, and a few new songs by Mencken and Tim Rice. Kevin Kline will play Belle’s father. And we don’t have that long to wait – it’s due out on March 17 of next year. (BBC America)


Freebies & Bargains


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote



That’s it for this week!

6 Responses to “News & Notes – 3/21/15”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I hadn’t heard about the Cervantes find. I love archaeology and have watched hours on the discovery of Richard the III so I’m fascinated by this. Just from my personal experience I’m not to surprised that boys are falling behind girls in reading. Both my girls have always read for pleasure though sometimes more than others but my son hated it. I think at some point he will start reading but not until he’s an adult. Apparently my husband was the same way. I still have hope for the Tornado. He’s loving books right now!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The Richard III discovery really thrilled me. I’m firmly in the “innocent” camp when it comes to him. Henry had much more incentive to kill the boys.

      I have to wonder how much of the “boys aren’t reading” is because we as a society expect them not to enjoy reading, and to prefer more active pursuits? A sort of self-fulfilling prophecy.