News & Notes – 4/19/14

April 19, 2014 News & Notes 0

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff.

Books & Ebooks in the News:

Worth Reading: 

For Writers & Bloggers:

Literary Losses:

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Latin American author widely known and loved for his use of magical realism, died Thursday, April 17, at the age of 87. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garcia Marquez’s best-known work, influenced writers around the world and is frequently taught in college literature courses. (Obituaries: NPR; BBC News; The Guardian)

Book and Movie Announcements:


Awesome lists: 

Really cool:

Just for fun:  

To celebrate National Poetry Month, here’s Jack Prelutzky performing
“Today is a Very Boring Day” on the PBS children’s television series Arthur.

Bookish Quotes:

That’s it for this week!

I’m always on the lookout for interesting articles, lists, and links for News & Notes, so please let me know if you see (or write!) anything that might be good for this feature.  You can leave me a comment or send me an email — my address is on the About/Review Policy/Contact page.

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