In Review: The Week of October 17th

October 22, 2016

It was a busy week of party planning (let's see how many times in one review we can mention we're having a Halloween party next week with IFOA!), including treat bag construction, spooky party game imagining, and decoration DIY'ing, but alas it's not done... Team ALU is spending the weekend organizing our costumes for Tuesday. If you've already got yours sorted or you're not in the Toronto area, check out this review of our week in books instead.

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On the Blog



~ We continued on with week three of our (Women's) Writer's Block series for Women's History Month with Soraya Roberts. Any one from the Catalano Generation will definitey want to check it out!

~ We're getting our drink mixing skillz in order for our Halloween IFOA party next Tuesday (one), and Tan, our resident mixologist is showing us all up with an ALU original recipe, 75 Opals, for this month's Chappy Hour

~ We did a deep dive of two awesome new books this week: first, Thistledown helped us imagine the movie cast for Rea Tarvydas' new short story collection in Character Study, then Playwrights Canada Press introduced us to the work of Johnnie Walker with his first published play, Redheaded Stepchild, in this week's First Fiction Fridays



Around the Web





~ We're getting in the mood for Halloween (two) and these international Frankenstein covers were definitely inspirational! (via Bookriot)

~ Read about the Londoner who was the father of modern bookselling at Literary Hub

~ The New York Public Library created every book lovers dream video: a time lapse of 52000 books being re-shelved. (via Huffington Post)






What Else We're Reading


In preparation for Tuesday's spine-tingling readings (three), we're spending the weekend with a few choice picks:




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How'd we do? Do Iwe even need to ask you to come hang with us this Tuesday at IFOA? If we still do, some further incentive: we'll have candy, swag, plus listen to a few authors read scary stories! Event details here.





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