News & Notes – 7/09/16

July 9, 2016 News & Notes 3

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


Elie Wiesel (photo © David Shankbone, via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 3.0)

Literary Losses

Elie Wiesel, renowned author and Holocaust survivor whose writings “seared the memory of the Holocaust on the world’s conscience”, has died. Throughout his life, Wiesel spoke and wrote eloquently and passionately, not only about the Holocaust but also against hate, bigotry, and genocide throughout the world. (Obituaries: New York Times; NPR; The Guardian)


Worth Reading


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Haskell Free Library (photo via WikiCommons; CC0 1.0)

Merida. Art © Akili-Amethyst, via DeviantArt


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

3 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/09/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      He believes that 3-star reviews reduce sales as compared to 4- and 5-star reviews. He’s probably got a point, but at the same time, from the reviewer’s side, it’s hard to justify giving every single book a 4- or 5- star rating. It’s also tough because he conflates Amazon’s 3 stars (it was okay) with Goodreads 3-stars (I liked it.) In fact, I will often round a 3.5-star book up on Amazon but not always on Goodreads, for that very reason.

  1. Got My Book

    Re: Bookish Quote – Years ago, when I still lived in Seattle, I got to spend a day in the Seattle Public Library while it was closed. It was Thanksgiving Day and my brother was the security guard who got “stuck” with the holiday shift. I took him a holiday dinner and spent several hours there. It was wonderful.
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