Friday! Let’s go let’s go!

Starting with some sad news though: romance queen Julia Garwood died. Smart Bitches Trashy Books has a lovely remembrance.

Cormac McCarthy died too. Here’s the NPR obituary.

Have you ever encountered a news story where your brain immediately puts up a “HALT” sign because it just…can’t? I feel that way about this Elizabeth Gilbert mess.

Librarians strike back against comics’ ban, via Publisher’s Weekly.

LGBTQ+ book sales are on the rise because of book banks, according to this report in Them.

Illinois has passed their ban on book banks.

A Dark Tower TV series? Here’s Entertainment Weekly on (the possibility of) it.

Photo by me, June 16, 2023, Avalon, N.J.

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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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