News & Notes – 9/03/16

September 3, 2016 News & Notes 8

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

  • One Week in the Library graphic novella will be published by Image Comics in December. (GalleyCat) The book is set in a magical library, and will ” use comics, infographics, prose, and poetry to play with the graphic medium and explore the multivalent world of living narrative.” Sounds interesting!
  • BBC One will adapt 8 Agatha Christie books for television over the next four years, including “Witness for the Prosecution” (currently filming), Ordeal by Innocence, Death Comes as the End (set in ancient Egypt), and The ABC Murders. In the latter case, I’m not sure they can improve on the David Suchet version (he’s the definitive Poirot in my opinion), but some of the others haven’t been adapted before, or not in the last 30 or 40 years. (BBC News) According to Deadline, Fox is also planning a big-screen version of “Witness for the Prosecution;” Ben Affleck will reportedly both direct and star in the film. At a guess, Fox’s version will update the material.
  • Zachary Quinto to Narrate New John Scalzi Novella The Dispatcheran exclusive release through Audible. (


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun


Bookish Quote

(Sorry; I couldn’t resist!)

That’s it for this week!


8 Responses to “News & Notes – 9/03/16”

  1. Berls

    Hahaha that’s too funny! Love Sirius too 🙂

    So I’m curious how accurate that study of how many books Americans read on average can be… With people like us reading in the 100s. How much do we skew it? Just curious.

    That article about kids brains and reading was interesting. I believe it too – I see the difference in the kids who are read to and those that aren’t. It kills me that I have to struggle so much with my parents to get them to read with their kids. Maybe I’ll share this article!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve wondered the same thing myself — how much we skew the results of those studies. There are people who don’t read books at all, so they skew it in the opposite direction, I suppose.

      It might help if the parents know that there’s scientific evidence backing up the “read to your kids” thing. Feel free to share!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    If I add no new books to my TBR I should have it all finished up in 22 years. Perfectly reasonable! I’m excited about the Agatha Christie adaptations. I liked the And Then There Were None that they did. I thought the changes reflected the material well and I liked that they didn’t make Lombard a misunderstood romantic lead like so often happens. Like you I have my hesitation about another Poirot. I don’t see how it’s possible to improve on Suchet’s interpretation. Not sure how I feel about the Fox version of Witness for the Prosecution. I trust BBC far more! I do have the Marlene Dietrich version recorded though I have yet to watch it. Great links!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I want to see the new And Then There Were None. I’ve put it on my Netflix queue in DVD, since they’re not streaming it. As for my TBR list, when I calculated, I only put the books on my want-to-read list at Goodreads. If I add the “someday” books, it more than doubles the time!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks, Kimba! I blew past it pretty handily, too. I think I read about 190 books last year, though to be fair, some were re-reads, which go faster. Oh, and thanks for your review of The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine—I’ve put it on hold at the library, and I’m only about #7 on the list (for 3 copies), so I might get a chance at it before Halloween. 🙂