The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the Halloween candy is everywhere, tempting us at every turn. If you, like us, need a distraction from the candy calling your name everywhere you go, read on for this week's book news and recommendations.
~ In honour of Mental Health Day,
Jowita Bydlowska, a writer who struggles with her own positive mental health, kindly wrote an article for us about the cultural link between artistry and mental health
~ In the next installment of our special Writer's Block series for Women's History Month,
Danila Botha shares writerly advice and habits
~ Our #fridayreads pick for this week is the debut collection of stories by
Leesa Dean about complicated women who rock the status quo
Around the Web
~ Who remembers the creepy dummy Goosebumps book cover?
Flavorwire counts down the creepiest book covers in time for Halloween
Quartz explains the Japanese term Tsundoku, something most booklovers are afflicted with: buying books but not reading them
~ We have discovered ALU's new headquarters: the
Hemmelig room. If only. Check out the pictures of this book room in the woods.
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