BookNotes September 9, 2019


Just because I like the picture,and it would make a good short story, would it not?


Also from History Daily, the 1916 cover of Dracula.


Another six word short story challenge from White Rabbit Books & Curiosities  (I’ve nothing myself for this one but I do like the picture)



Ursula K. Leguin’s Earthsea novels will be adapted a third time for television, and this time it looks promising.

A24 Is Making an Ursula K. Le Guin-Approved Earthsea TV Show


For National Read A Book Day from the Charles M. Schulz Museum


Charlie Brown is right, of course!


Girl reading on a train, such serenity!


From The Real Book Spy, “20 Thrillers hardcore readers should pre-order for 2020.”  Make your list now!

20 Thrillers Hardcore Readers Should Pre-order for 2020


Shortlisted books from the Historical Writers Association are up, many look wonderful!

More detail on the individual titles can be found at


Here are the six finalists for the 2019 Booker Prize;


Oops!  For my own reading, I see I’m in trouble, as I haven’t read A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle for Tuesday’s Book group.  Good thing I can be a very fast reader!

For my own reading, I’m still reading A City of Mirrors.  While it’s a very good story, it only makes me miss the television Amy even more, and how I wish that story could have been allowed to play out.  Amy in the books, even so far, is never ever allowed to have her story told.  She’s purely in the background.

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