News & Notes – 9/12/15

September 12, 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

Book News


Literary Losses

Rhoda Lerman, a novelist whose works were difficult to categorize, died August 30 at the age of 79.  The Boston Globe says of her books that they “melded history with contemporaneity, mythology with social criticism, feminism with a Jewish sensibility, and snark with seriousness.” Lerman’s novels include Call Me IshtarEleanor: A NovelThe Girl That He MarriesThe Book of The Night, and God’s Ear.  Obituaries: Boston GlobeNew York Times


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun (& Book Announcement)

  • How Baru Cormorant Would Overthrow Emperor Palpatine, Kill Voldemort, and Stop Sauron (Seth Dickinson) Macchiavelian advice to famous fictional characters from the master plotter Baru Cormorant. (Dickinson is the author of the forthcoming novel The Traitor Baru Cormorant. You can read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of his novel on Full disclosure: Seth is a graduate of the Alpha Workshop for teen writers of SF, fantasy, and horror, and was a staffer during the summers my daughter Robin attended in 2013 and 2014. Robin is very excited about his new book!)


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!

10 Responses to “News & Notes – 9/12/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I didn’t know about the Banned Book blog hop – that’s cool! I’ll check it out, and see if I can get a review up for that week.

  1. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Good book quote, and interesting links. I need to start thinking about banned books week and come up with a good one to read. I usually read one book from the list, anyway each year.
    Have a good week and good luck with Blogging Ahead. I never have more than one or two posts pre-scheduled, but I have high praise for those who can 🙂 Enjoy your week and hope your wrist is doing a bit better now.
    R_Hunt @ View From My Home recently posted…Weekly Wrap-Up 9/12/15My Profile

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I need to think about which banned book(s) I will read this year, too. And I hope the blog-ahead challenge gives me a boost in that direction! Thanks for asking about my wrist. It’s about the same, though thankfully the pain reaction from the cortisone shot has worn off so it doesn’t hurt much anymore. I’ll see the doctor again in a week or two. Have a great week!