In Review: The Week of July 11th

July 16, 2016

The summer proved to be very hot this week, just like our book club discussion! If you missed that, and other fun bookish things around the web, cozy in as we put the week in review.

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Book Club

~ If you've got a few minutes, or twenty, take a listen to some, or all, of our #teamALUreads discussion for our July book club pick, Two-Gun & Sun (Caitlin Press). You'll be rewarded with such conversational gems "other-other" and the symbolism of wearing a white suit in a town called Black Mountain.

~ If you're not in a listening mood but are in a western-steampunk mood (who isn't?), why not mix up a revolver cocktail? Our resident mixologist, Tan, was inspired by our book club pick and selected Whiskey Bullets (Ronsdale Press) as her July Chappy Hour poetry collection.

~ Our August pick, A Gentle Habit (Kegedonce Press), is now on sale until August 1st! Get the book now before we start chatting about it on August 3rd.

Summer Holidays

~ If you're scratching your head on which books to pack on your summer getaways, ALU staffers shared their summer reading picks

~ We rounded up the Top 10 characters we'd like helping us pack for vacation, from the terrifyingly competent Suzanne from Sistering (Linda Leith Publishing) to the very organized Meriel-Claire from Ledger of the Open Hand (Breakwater Books). 

 

Around the Web

 

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~ The CBC announced their 2016 Writers to Watch list and there were multiple ALU-member publisher writers on the list, including Soraya Peerbaye, Andrew F. Sullivan, and Michael Prior.

~ As people who live on the internet and love words, this essay on word choice and interpretation from Design*Sponge was a thoughtful read.

~ And in case you were in need, Pokemon Go erotica is now a thing.

 

What Else We're Reading

ALU Marketing Manager Tanya just picked up The Witches by Stacy Schiff from the Toronto Public Library:

"There have been hundreds of books published about the Salem witch trials, and while I haven't read them all, I'm interested to see what new ground could possibly be covered at this point."

If that sounds intriguing, you could also try The Hedge by Anne McPherson (Inanna Publications), which has a similar historical setting.

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