News & Notes – 1/18/2020

News & Notes – 1/18/2020

Literary Losses The fantasy world is mourning the death of Christopher Tolkien, son of J. R. R. Tolkien and steward of Tolkien’s literary legacy. Christopher died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 95. I published a brief tribute yesterday, with links to a number of obituaries and tributes…. Read more »

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Farewell, Christopher Tolkien

Farewell, Christopher Tolkien

The fantasy world is mourning the death of Christopher Tolkien, son of J. R. R. Tolkien and steward of Tolkien’s literary legacy. Christopher died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 95. His death was announced by the Tolkien Society and confirmed by his brother-in-law, Daniel Klass. Following his… Read more »

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Sunday Post – 1/12/2020

Sunday Post – 1/12/2020

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimberly, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week, take a look ahead, and showcase our new treasures—I mean books! Last Week We flew home from New Mexico on Monday. Mr. Bookwyrm is back at work,… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/11/2020

News & Notes – 1/11/2020

Literary Losses Science fiction author Mike Resnick died Jan. 9, 2020, from lymphoma. He was 77. His daughter, the fantasy author Laura Resnick, announced the death on social media. Resnick’s short fiction won many awards, including multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards; his best-known novella is probably Seven Views of Olduvai… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/04/2020

News & Notes – 1/04/2020

Literary Losses Marion Chesney Gibbons, who wrote the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin cozy mystery series under the name M. C. Beaton and historical romances and mysteries as Marion Chesney, died on Dec. 30, 2019, at the age of 83. Chesney was born in Glasgow in 1936. She married Harry… Read more »

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2019 Challenge Wrap-Up

2019 Challenge Wrap-Up

2019 Challenge Update 2019 Reading Challenge Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard has read 183 books toward her goal of 190 books. hide 183 of 190 (96%) view books Goodreads Reading Challenge: I aced my Goodreads Challenge this year! I set my goal for 2019 at 190 books. Counting the books… Read more »

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