News & Notes – 9/05/15

September 5, 2015 News & Notes 10

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.

I haven’t posted News & Notes in several weeks due to being out of town, so about half of these links are more than a week old – but still interesting, if you missed them the first time.


Book News


Literary Losses

Photo: Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, the bestselling author and neurologist who wrote about the science of the brain by exploring the experiences of individuals with brain and perception disorders, died August 30 at the age of 82. Before he died, he penned several essays, including a moving essay on being diagnosed with terminal cancer, published in The New York Times last February. The field of neurology has lost a great scientist and interpreter, and the world has lost a man of great compassion, intellectual curiosity, and wisdom. Obituaries: ForbesGuardian; New York Times; Washington Post


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Great Blog Posts


Book & Movie Announcements

  • Kenneth Brannagh Developing Artemis Fowl Adaptation for Disney. (Variety)
  • The trailer for the new comic Raising Dion, about a widowed black woman raising a young son with superpowers, has gone viral, and no wonder. The premise sounds wonderful, and the main character is, for once, not the kid with superpowers but the mom. (It’s about time a mom got to be the heroine of a comic book!) But the trailer is good enough that I’m already seeing calls for a TV show – and I’d be totally behind it. You can download a digital copy of the first issue of the comic here.


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Proposed tea tins from NovelTeas (Kickstarter)

  • NovelTea Kickstarter – teas in book tins with punny titles like The Picture of Earl Grey and Don Quixotea.


Bookish Quote

Image: Photo of girl reading, with quote: When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book. (Margaret Walker)

That’s it for this week!

10 Responses to “News & Notes – 9/05/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I want the book teas too! I love the tins. And I’m looking forward to following the Raising Dion comic. It’s good to be back!

  1. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Love this post, many good links.

    What, no Sindarin language?..joking.. Quenya is a main one, but also the other too. We are LOTR geeks here.

    So sad about Oliver Sacks. I just loved his Awakenings movie, but never read a book by him. Great work he did in his lifetime.

    I love those tea tins and would buy them 🙂 They should think about just selling them empty too, so people like me who buy loose tea at Teavana can use our own. Have a great week!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      If you fund the Kickstarter at the $10 level (I think; it might be $15), you can get an empty tin! I’m doing that; I want the Earl Grey tin. 🙂