In Review: The Week of July 25th

July 30, 2016

Happy long weekend! It's sad that the summer is halfway over but we're so happy to have three days off that we're all planning on doing as little as possible to maximize our relaxation levels. If you're feeling like us in this non-stop heat, sit back with this week's bookish review ... all you have to move is your eyes!

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On the Blog

 

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Book Club

~ We wrapped up our July book club this week with recommendations on what to read after you're done Two-Gun & Sun.

~ If you're looking for a way to keep track of your book club reads, try our bullet journal DLY.

~ We launch our August book club pick next week -- this is your last weekend to get A Gentle Habit 15% off!

Meet Some New Friends

~ We play a fun game of "casting the pretend #CanLit movie" with the interesting collection of characters from Elaine McCluskey's latest book, The Most Heartless Town in Canada, in our newly updated Character Study column.

~ We introduce Shade by debut writer Mia Herrera in this week's First Fiction Friday.

 

Around the Web

 

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~ If you're a word nerd, check out this post from the Oxford Dictionaries blog about 10 Things You Might Not Have Known About the English Language.

~ Mental Floss lists 10 of the Oldest Books in the World and Where to See Them for book nerds who love to travel.

~ Think you've got what it takes to work at a bookstore? Check out this quiz from the job application at The Strand Bookstore in New York. Apparently all of Team ALU needs to up their game.

 

What Else We're Reading

 

ALU Mixologist Tan Light just finished The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong, and had this to say:

Last week I read Kelley Armstrong's new YA, The Masked Truth. It's about a weekend therapy retreat that goes very wrong. It's a high pressure situation, and Armstrong does a great job of writing characters with schizophrenia and PTSD who are far more than a label or a disease. I learned a lot reading it, and so I've picked up Hidden Lives, a book of essays by authors who live with, or who have close family who live with, similar mental health problems.

 

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