News & Notes – 7/29/2017

July 29, 2017 News & Notes 4

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


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote

Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material

That’s it for this week!

4 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/29/2017”

  1. Stephanie @ Don't be Afraid of the Dork

    SO many good lists this week! I love awards list season:). I think the Man Booker list is particularly interesting and I’m glad to see Borderline on the World Fantasy Award list – I haven’t read it but know a lot of people have loved it and that is original. I don’t know any of the books on the Crime Award list – have you read any of those? As much as I love mystery I don’t keep up with it like I do SFF.

    Finally, I agree that the Women Detectives list is a little odd but thought-provoking! Who else besides Mary Russell would you include on your list?
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I haven’t read any of the Crime Award list, or even heard of them. The Crime Writers Association is a British organization, so some of those books may not have been published in the U.S.

      Best Women Detectives: I think I would have to put Miss Marple on the list, don’t you? I think I would also add Nancy Drew, just because those books influenced generations of young female readers to love mystery. I also really like Veronica Speedwell (Deanna Raybourn), Daisy Dalrymple (Carola Dunn; light but fun), and Lady Emily Ashton, but I’m not sure whether I would put any of them on a best female detectives list. It’s hard to see most cozy heroines as “best women detectives” in comparison to more serious detectives, but since I don’t read a lot of police procedurals or thrillers, I’m at a bit of a disadvantage in compiling such a list.

      • Stephanie @ Don't be Afraid of the Dork

        Well, I’m glad I’m not alone with being clueless on the crime awards!

        I totally agree with you on Miss Marple and even though I never read Nancy Drew I think you are right there as well. Most of the PIs from the Golden Age of mysteries are guys, aren’t they. Miss Marple was kind of unique! I’m not sure who I would include either – a lot that come to mind are Urban Fantasy heroine which also wouldn’t fit in with the above list. Interesting to think on though!
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        • Lark_Bookwyrm

          I think you’re right about the UF heroines not fitting on the list as it stands, though they should be in contention. (Not that I’ve read much UF yet, at least not with female heroines solving mysteries. There are a few on my want-to-read list, though.)