News & Notes – 12/14/13

December 14, 2013 public libraries 4

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff.

Books & Ebooks in the News:


Worth Reading — or Watching: 

    For Writers & Bloggers:

    Awesome lists: 

    Just for fun:  

    On the menu: lembas for elevenses

    Bookish Quotes:

    That’s it for this week!

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    4 Responses to “News & Notes – 12/14/13”

    1. Bea

      Oh, that book quote is perfect; I completely agree.

      With all of the bad news about libraries these days, I was happy to see some good news for a change. I am not one of those people who believe that the internet can replace a library.

      Have a good weekend. 🙂

    2. kimbacaffeinate

      I adore that quote and it is so true! thanks for the shout-out. That was such a fun post to write. I am glad libraries are doing well. I would love to get paid for sharing my passion for books and will check out the careers 🙂

    3. readerholicnotes

      I’m glad libraries are still popular. I spent so much time at the library exploring books when I was a kid. I need to look at some of those lists–especially the fantasy authors. Great post as always!