News & Notes – 7/20/2019

July 20, 2019 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/Viewing


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Bookcase mural in Utrecht, by Jan Is Der Man and Deef Feed. Photo used with permission from Jan Is Der Man.



Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

6 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/20/2019”

  1. Nicole

    That is an awesome book mural! SO very cool.

    I usually read the acknowledgments at the end of books, so I don’t see why I wouldn’t also at least skim credits if they were used instead.

    I don’t approve of Audible Captions. I’m with the publishers on that one. I can see where reading and listening to something at the same time can be a great learning aid, but rights issues are a big factor here.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      What I wonder is why it’s OK for Alexa to read your ebooks to you, but not OK for Captions to show you the words as they are read? (Of course, if the captioning is like the auto-captioning on TV news programs, it will be riddled with mistakes, which kind of negates the “learning aid” argument. So either Audible is slurping the text from an ebook, which would violate rights agreements, or their software is a lot better than whatever the TV news companies use.)

  2. Rita @ View From the Books

    Yep, your cat pic says it all 🙂 I get nervous when I finish a book and then don’t have another I’m into lined up 🙂

    And that mural, just wow. I couldn’t tell if it’s a 3D diorama or trompe l’oeil! Amazing. And Bookstores Against Borders, bravo for taking a stand. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Yes.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Even when I have a ton of books on my TBR pile, sometimes when I finish a book, I can’t figure out what to read next. I don’t know if it’s having too many choices, or just having trouble finding a book to suit my mood. And sometimes, it’s a book hangover; I can’t let go of the previous book/characters/world yet.