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.