News & Notes – 7/11/15

July 11, 2015 News & Notes 12

News & Notes

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


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements

  • Tamora Pierce announced a title for the Tortall companion: A Spy’s Guide to Tortall: From the Desk of George Cooper. What fun!
  • James Bond comic book series planned by Dynamite Entertainment. Warren Ellis will write the series, with Jason Masters doing the artwork. (Hollywood Reporter)


Awesome Lists

  • Romance for Younger Readers – YA with romantic themes but without “intense kissing/more than kissing scenes”  (Fizzle Reads)
  • The Best Books of 2015 So Far – at least according to the writers of BookRiot. It’s a nicely eclectic and surprisingly long list.
  • Cool Maps of Fictional Places, most of them fantasy worlds. (BookRiot)
  • The Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Guide is an extensive list of many of the over 2000(!) Star-Trek-related novels, short stories, and comic books that have been published over the decades since the original series first aired. In addition, it tries to link the books which reference one another. Bookmark this site if you’re a Star Trek fan!


Really Cool / Just for Fun

chart: Reading vs. Everything Else

Reading vs. Everything Else (EpicReads)


Bookish Quote

Ursula K. LeGuin quote


That’s all for this week!


12 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/11/15”

  1. Jan

    I like the quote by Ursula LeGuin, Lark! Lots of good links this week. I’ll have to look at the Star Trek link. I have a whole box of Star Trek books and probably all are going to our library!

    The Texas textbook controversy is very troubling. We all want to see history from our own viewpoint. But a history book should be telling us both sides of an issue and the nuances so we can learn to think for ourselves.
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  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I wish I could say that the Texas textbooks problem surprises me but it doesn’t. Some days I feel like they’re from another planet. Part of the problem is that they are huge buyer of textbooks and are able to demand that textbook companies revise books to suit Texans. Scary!

    The Star Trek site looks like fun; I could lose a good many hours on there. 😀
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