News & Notes – 7/27/2019

July 27, 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


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Levar Burton reads Goodnight Moon to Neil deGrasse Tyson


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

6 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/27/2019”

  1. RO

    I agree totally with your ending meme(lol) That’s the pits about Harlequin. Levar Burton is still doing his thing. Hope your weekend is amazing! Hugs, RO
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well… it’s better for my book-loving soul, but not necessarily for my overall health! I love LeVar Burton’s voice. He can read to me anytime.

  2. Nicole

    I love listening to LeVar Burton read. I got an audiobook of Sagan’s Contact mostly because LeVar was the narrator.

    I fully agree that children’s books are still important to adults. I don’t fully agree with their list, though, because I couldn’t stand His Dark Materials and don’t think it should be required reading for anyone. 😉 (I’m torn about the new show of it. Love some of the actors, looks like it could be fun, but I hated the books so…)
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I couldn’t get into His Dark Materials when I tried reading them, but I have no idea if that was because of the books or because of my mental/emotional state at the time. I’ll try again someday.

      Oh, and I had no idea LeVar Burton had read Contact! I read the book decades ago…

  3. Nicole

    Oh – sorry! LeVar read Cosmos, not Contact. I wrote the wrong one initially.

    I will likely try the His Dark Materials show, but I have no desire to try the books again and see if it was just my mood at the time. I trust you get me’s judgement on that particular front. 😉 Some books I question but not this one. I was too vehement.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, Cosmos! I loved the show, but never read the book, beyond browsing and looking at the photos. As for His Dark Materials, I wasn’t suggesting you revisit them, only that I might. I may still dislike them, but I can’t be sure because at the time I tried to read them, I was in the worst years of both thyroid-gone-haywire and anxiety disorder (yes, the conditions were related.) So I don’t trust my negative responses to any books I read during that period of my life.