News & Notes — 4/16/16

April 16, 2016 News & Notes 2

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

Peggy Fortnum, the illustrator for the Paddington Bear books, died March 28, 2016, at the age of 96. Her pen-and-ink sketches defined Paddington’s image for generations of young readers, myself included. Obituaries: The Guardian; Washington Post 


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements & Giveaways


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Photo by Johnny Joo, via BuzzFeed


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!


2 Responses to “News & Notes — 4/16/16”

  1. Rita @ View From My Home

    Wow, so many good links! I checked out the Oasis, lol, I want that! I’m tired of charging my paperwhite so often.

    The Ripped Bodice, what fun! I don’t live that close to Culver City, a few hours away, so I won’t be going there and besides romance is not my comfort zone genre, but I do read some and it sure would make for an interesting trip.

    Since I would love to see Hamilton if I ever make a trip back to NY to visit relatives, that book sounded really cool to me. And how about young people picking up the original bio on Hamilton that’s been on Amazon and in bookstores for awhile? It would be awesome if younger people got interested in history from this show.
    Enjoy your week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Hamilton (the musical) is amazing, judging by the cast album. Our daughter Robin is completely in love with it. She has gotten the audiobook version of Chernow’s biography (the one that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the show) and plans to listen to it.

      If I’m ever in the Culver City area, I will definitely check out The Ripped Bodice. But I think they have an online presence too. I expect them to turn into a great source for signed copies of various romances, once authors start going there on tour… sort of like The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale is for mysteries.