In Review: The Week of October 28th

October 29, 2016

We had a busy week with our Boos & Books event but the holiday festivities continue this weekend in the lead up to Halloween on Monday. If you're also spending your weekend at Halloween festivities, you can get caught up on the week's book news in a snap with our Review and also get a few creepy book reccos to keep the Halloween spirit alive long after Monday.

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On the Blog



~ We made a Halloween card game out of some of the monsters and scary protagonists found in the pages of our CanLit titles in this month's DLY. Download your own copy here.

~ We explored the literary talents of D.G. Jones' poetry in our Poetry in Motion column as well as Jamie Tennant's fiction: his debut novel is our Friday Reads pick this week.

~ We wrapped up our (Women's) Writer's Block series for Women's History Month with the amazing Margaret Christakos





Around the Web



~ Bookstore hopping: only read this article if you're okay planning your vacations around the locations of awesome bookstores via Bookriot

~ If you have strong feelings about the Oxford comma then this article may be of interest to you: 6 Punctuation Marks Hated By Famous Authors via Mental Floss

~ If you've noticed a lot of books with 'girl' in the title, you're not the only one: FiveThirtyEight investigates the trend.


What Else We're Reading


We had three amazing authors read out our Boos & Books event at the International Festival of Authors here in Toronto this past Tuesday. They've inspired us to pick up their latest works with their fantastic performances!




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