News & Notes: Halloween Edition 10/31/15

October 31, 2015 News & Notes 10


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

Blogger Shame


Literary Losses

  • Harriet Klausner, the most prolific Amazon reviewer ever, died Oct. 15, 2015, at the age of 63. Ms. Klausner was a speed reader who plowed through four to six books a day; she wrote a total of 31,014 reviews on Amazon. (Obituaries: i09; Teleread)


Awesome Lists (mostly Halloween!)

John Jude Palencar’s Brisingr (from, 2008)


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!

10 Responses to “News & Notes: Halloween Edition 10/31/15”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I know; it’s embarrassing to realize that I have some that are a year or two old. This will be a good challenge for me! As for Harriet Klausner, when I read about her, my jaw dropped. I thought I read fast (faster when I was younger; aging eyes are making it a little harder these days) but I can’t hold a candle to her!

  1. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I was wondering if you were going to post about the Star Trek writing contest. I can’t wait to read the results.

    Like Katherine, I have review books that are 2 years old and some that are older. Oooops. I’ll probably sign up for that in conjunction with the NetGalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge; between the two, that should whittle down my review TBR pile.

    Klausner wrote 31,000 reviews? WOW. I knew she was productive but that’s amazing.

    Happy Halloween!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, I think I’m going to sign up for the Blogger Shame challenge even though I’m trying to cut back on challenges. I’ve got more “old” ARCs than I want to admit!

  2. Literary Feline

    I had heard about Harriet Klausner’s death. That’s a name I haven’t heard in a long while. The Blogger Shame Challenge sounds like one I need, but I’m not sure I’m ready to go completely public with that shame. LOL
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