Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Whether or not you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, there’s a lot of fun stuff happening this weekend. But before we enjoy our weekends, let’s share our favourite book news, links, and photos of the week!
1. Replicate the Feeling of Being in a Bookstore Using this Chrome Extension
Do you love the feeling of being surprised by a book recommendation? You’re in luck! This new Google Chrome extension randomly recommends a new book to you every time you open a new tab. Fun, right? Click here to learn more and let us know if it helps you find your next read!
2. George Elliott Clarke Partnering With… U2?
Here’s an unlikely pairing: George Elliott Clarke, our current Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, will be featured in the upcoming U2 tour. According to the CBC, U2 will “project [two poems by George Elliott Clarke] on screens” before their concert. Find out more about the collaboration here.
3. TCAF is This Weekend!
Heads up, comics fans in Toronto! The Toronto Comic Arts Festival starts soon! That’s right, hundreds of comic artists will be gathering at the Toronto Reference Library this weekend. Stop by to check out some cool art, attend an event, or meet your favourite artists in person! (Psst. Jomny Sun, Dave McKean, and Elise Gravel will all be signing at the HarperCollins Canada booth!) Check out the full programme here.
4. Get Your Reading On with the Savvy Readathon!
As if TCAF wasn’t exciting enough, this weekend is also the Savvy Readathon! If you’ve missed the announcement post, click here to get caught up. Basically, we’re dedicating Saturday, May 13th to reading and catching up on our 50 Book Pledge goals. Will you be participating? Don’t forget to tag #SavvyReadathon in your Tweets and keep us updated on your progress @SavvyReader!
5. Perfect for Mother-Daughter/Son Book Clubs: Everybody’s Son
Of course, with all the excitement we can’t forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a great book? Everybody’s Son by Thrity Umrigar was recently selected as a Heather’s Pick and our friends at HarperCollins Canada are giving away five copies! Click here to enter to win.
Alright, Savvy Readers, we have a busy weekend ahead of us! I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to check in with us @SavvyReader and tag #SavvyReadathon if you’re reading with us!
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