Let’s start with the good news today, via NPR: there’s a tentative contract agreement at HarperCollins!

The New York Times took a trip to Hobart, an eight-bookstore town in the Catskills. I stopped here in June 2020, on a hiking trip I took to just…get out (once strict lock down was over, of course). I was drawn by the hiking but this was still neat! In one store, where I was the only patron, the owner stepped outside to eat his lunch so I could browse without a mask on. Weird times.

I really need to get back to cross stitching. Then I could do this book shelf pattern as I read through the year, as recently featured on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

Bookshop.org is taking over sales for IndieBound.org, per Publisher’s Weekly.

What are your book pet peeves? The Washington Post rounds up common irritations. I agree with the part about italicizing passages. No thanks!

Bosch, the TV adaptation of Michael Connelly’s Bosch books (which I’ve covered on this blog) is getting a spin off. Rene Ballard is newish to the books, so this is a little surprising, though it might be portend of Bosch making an exit from the book series.

BARBARA IS PUBLISHING A MEMOIR. No, I’m not going to explain which Barbara. In this house, there is only one (except for my favorite drag queen, but she goes by Barb, not Barbara).

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Jen Miller

Jen Miller

Jen A. Miller is a an author and freelance writer. Her memoir, Running a Love Story, was a Philadelphia Inquirer best book of the year. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, SELF, Buzzfeed and the Guardian, among others.

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