News & Notes – 4/30/16

April 30, 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


Worth Reading

  • Bowie, Prince, and a note to (baffled) Millenials (novelist A.J. Hartley’s blog)
  • “Quoting Shakespeare” by Bernard Levin. Don’t miss this poem made almost entirely of phrases from Shakespeare, delightfully declaimed by comedian and actor Rob Brydon. (The Telegraph) Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to embed it, so you’ll have to go to the site to watch it.
  • If YA Books Were Musicals (Writer of Wrongs blog). She’s got playbills and even suggested songs for musicals of a bunch of popular YA novels. Personally, I’m voting for the Uprooted musical, but I think the Raven Boys musical would be pretty awesome, too.


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements

  • SYNC starts on May 5. Check out this summer’s free audiobooks, and mark your favorites on your calendar, so you don’t miss any. Remember, each pairing is only downloadable for a week!
    • Charlie at Girl of 1000 Wonders has put together a list, with links, of all the free audiobooks available this summer through the SYNC program. I was planning to do that post myself, but why duplicate it when hers is so well-put-together?
  • Andy Weir shared details of his next novel  and talked about the future of space in an interview with Smithsonian magazine. Weir catapulted to success with his first novel, The Martian, which he self-published before it was picked up by Crown Publishing Group’s Broadway Books.


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

This recreation of the Game of Thrones opening sequence is done with over 7,600 paper cut-outs. It was produced by Italian firm Dadoman for Moleskine, the journal company. (via GalleyCat)


Bookmarks by CoolBookMark on Etsy


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!


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