In Review: The Week of January 9th

January 14, 2017

It's the time of year when the snow has lost a little bit of its charm, but hey, it's not all grim when there are loads of new books out there to keep us sufficiently distracted. Find out what we're reading this week, and what we're doing to celebrate #Canada150!

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On the blog


~ We’re celebrating Canada150 in literary style all month with Forget-Me-Not where we turn the page on the most celebrated historical moments and highlight the equally-important footnotes for a change. Follow along with us on the  blogTwitter,   Facebook, and  Instagram!

And if we haven’t already checked out our handy timeline, get on it! Whether you’re looking to brush up on your Canadian history with some lit, or store up some useful trivia knowledge (did someone say Trivial Pursuit?), we’ve got a whole timeline featuring 150 titles that focus on historical moments and people for you to discover your next great read.




Around the Web



~ A consent coaster to go with your beer? (BookThug poet Sasha Aisha John contributed a design, left.)

~ Electric Lit recalls Barack Obama’s reading lists and book recommendations over the years. We’ll miss you, POTUS.

~ Test your lit knowledge with Buzzfeed's quiz " Can You Identify a Writer by Reading One Random Paragraph?




What Else We're Reading

We're big fans of Robert Chafe's plays, so we're staying in this weekend with his debut short story collection Two-Man Tent (Breakwater Books).




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