News & Notes – 4/11/15

April 11, 2015 News & Notes 12

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


Book & Movie Announcements


Freebies, Bargains & Giveaways

  • Diversity in YA is celebrating their fourth anniversary by giving a way a whole slew of YA books featuring “main characters who are of color, LGBT, and/or disabled.”


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Claire Foy as Anne Boleyn and Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII. Courtesy of Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC.


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!


12 Responses to “News & Notes – 4/11/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I want those Doctor Who LEGOs – I think they would be fun to play with on and around my desk. But I guess I don’t really need any more “stuff”!

  1. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Glad Oyster will try to give Amazon a run for their money but I checked out the site and they have a looong way to go to catch up.

    My grandson would love those Dr. Who Legos; he has gone back to Legos after putting them away for awhile, because of all the cool sets he has, such as LOTR and Minecraft.

    Re book twins: how about Bert & Nan, and Flossie & Freddie Bobbsey, from the very old series, The Bobbsey Twins (1904-1979)? I don’t have a great memory..I googled their first names. This sticks in my memory because I picked up a phrase that my Mom used with my brother and I, and now my daughter is using with her kids on occasion–a generation of kids who never heard of these books. Example: If you gave a snack or a gift to one child and the other one wants the same exact thing, we would say, “Why do you have to be a Bobbsey Twin!” Wow, sounds strange when I write it here, lol– believe me, we’re not weird folks 🙂

    Have a great week, and thanks as always for your Saturday News.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I devoured the Bobbsey Twins books when I was little. I had a bunch that had been my mom’s and then my aunt’s (they are 12 years apart.) Yes, they should have been on that list – but The Guardian is a British publication, and maybe the BT books weren’t published or weren’t as popular there?

  2. Kaja

    Ha, the book test thingy only missed my age by 2 weeks – I turn 28 at the end of April! 🙂 This is the first time I’ve ever been correctly evaluated like this.
    I love these lists of yours, they’re great fun + informative.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Since I have a Kindle Paperwhite, I can’t buy from stores other than Amazon unless there’s no DRM, because I can’t use the store’s app to read my books. So I guess I’ll be stuck until HC and Amazon work out their differences.