In Review: The Week of January 3rd

January 7, 2017

After a holiday hiatus, In Review is back to give you the Coles Notes on literary happenings around the web and in our own backyard. Scroll on for our bookish news and recommendations.

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On the Blog



~ Team ALU says good riddance to 2016 with some bookish resolutions.

~ Our resident mixologist Tan prepares The Bruléed Gimlet to whisk away your winter blues for this month’s Chappy Hour. Pair with Julie Cameron Gray’s Lady Crawford (Palimpsest Press) for best results. 

~ We get real mellow with yellow covers to beat the post-holiday funk in Cover Collage

~ Former CBC television reporter Glenn Deir used his 30 years of journalistic experience to write The Money Shot (Breakwater Books) and we’ve got the inside scoop in this week’s First Fiction Friday.



Around the Web



~ If you're looking to track your reading this year, check out this epic reading tracker from Bookriot. Be still, heart.

~ Lit Hub takes a literary approach (complete with whisky) to the Golden Globes with this essential guide.

RIP, Mel Bolen of Bolen Books.
Photo credit: Samantha Holmes






What Else We're Reading

As part of our 2017 resolutions, each member of team ALU is reading a book from 2016 (or earlier) that we've been meaning to crack into. From non-fiction to short-fiction we’ve got plenty of genre diversity going on with these beauties.


Women and Power: The Case for Parity by Pascale Navarro, translated by David Homel (Linda Leith Publishing)

Everything Life Has to Offer by Shari Kasman (Invisible Publishing)

Notes from a Feminist Killjoy by Erin Wunker (BookThug)

Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette (Kegedonce Press)

Tell Them It Was Mozart by Angeline Schellenberg (Brick Books)

Nunavik by Michel Hellman (Pow Pow Press)



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