News & Notes – 9/09/2017

September 9, 2017 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

Literary Losses

Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics and other works, died Sept. 6, 2017, of cardiac arrest. She was 82. Sexual Politics, first published in 1970, had a profound influence on feminist thought and the women’s movement. She was also known for her outspoken critique of sexism and patriarchy in literature which, like her theory of patriarchy generally, remains relevant today.

Obituaries and tributes: The GuardianJezebelThe New Republic

Bibliography and Biography: Goodreads; Wikipedia


Worth Reading


For Writers and Bloggers


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

8 Responses to “News & Notes – 9/09/2017”

  1. Angela

    I love that quote – it really is so true for us book lovers!!

    All these natural disasters are so hard to hear about – it hurts my heart that people lose their homes, all their belongings, sometimes even their lives. And then there are the losses in the community as a whole, like the libraries. It’s something we might not think about at first, but it definitely happens.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks—I like that quote too, and I was excited to find such a great background for it.

      The floods and other natural disasters are very hard to read about. I feel so badly for all the people hurting in the aftermath. But I take comfort from the response of people who help in so many ways, from donating money to literally wading into floodwaters to rescue people. And I post some of these links in hopes that those of us who can will help out, in whatever ways we can.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Well, it’s not all sad news, but that seems to be dominating these days, particularly with all the natural disasters. I’m glad you enjoyed the articles, though.

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    I like the idea of smaller stores for B&N. My problem with them is that their books are cheaper on their online store. Sometimes significantly. I wanted to buy a children’s book for a gift and looked it up online at B&N. When I went to the store it was 11.99 more! That is not chump change.
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