In Review: The Week of August 1st

August 6, 2016

With the Civic Holiday weekend behind us, we're now staring Labour Day in the face. If you, like us, are in denial that another summer will soon be coming to an end, chill for a little longer in this, the first week of August.

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On the Blog



Book Club

~ We launched our second book club pick by introducing A Gentle Habit by Cherie Dimaline. We even made a quiz to predict your favourite story from the collection.

Real and Imagined Places

~ Whether you imagine living in Tudor England or Portlandia, we recommend some books based on your favourite TV shows.

~ We travel to Vancouver in 1970 via Michael Mirolla's new novel Torp in this month's Where in Canada.

~ Head into badland territory with our First Fiction Friday pick Cretacea by Martin West.


Around the Web



~ Kat Kruger shared her story of an AirBnB bookshop holiday with Quill & Quire, and every book nerd who read it immediately started fantasizing about what their displays would look like.

~ Mental Floss shared the Top Cities for Book Lovers Around the World. Toronto came in at #5!

~ Man Repeller explores the origins of 5 weird sayings.


What Else We're Reading


ALU Engagement Manager Lauren just finished the first book in the Elena Ferrante trilogy, My Brilliant Friend. An excellent, and popular, read: while she waits for the second book to come up in her holds at the library, she's reading The Sicilian Wife by Caterina Edwards from Linda Leith Publishing.



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