In Review: The Week of June 25th

June 30, 2018

This week we looked ahead to summer adventures, jotted down seafood recipes for backyard parties, and continued to celebrate Pride Month with a colourful reading list.


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On the Blog



~ We asked author and LGBTQ refugee activist Ahmad Danny Ramadan for some of his top book picks for Pride reads.

~ Cover designer Tree Abraham answered our design-related questions about the cover of Rebecca Hendry's One Good Thing (Brindle & Glass): "Aside from time period, the story is so unique in being set in the Northwest Territories that is was an element that I wanted to leverage if possible. I envisioned this design immediately when the cover was briefed and luckily the story ended up perfectly reflecting the imagery I had initially imagined (this never happens)."

~ Summer is a time for adventure and we've got three bookish ones to choose from in this Do-Lit-Yourself.

~ Summer is also a time for backyard parties and backyard parties featuring seafood pasta. Try these two recipes from The Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Cookbook (Breakwater Books).

~ First fiction Mama's Boy (Book*hug) from David Goudreault (translated from French by JC Sutcliffe) is a mixed bag of Kerouac, Palahniuk, 2Pac, or "Ted Bundy crossed with Mickey Mouse" "stuffed into the balaclava that’s about to whack you round the head."




Around the Web


~ The American Library Association put the kibosh on previous associations with Little House on the Prairie writer Laura Ingalls Wilder over her portrayal of African Americans and Native Americans.

~ An RFID-based book scanning machine in British libraries turns titles into poetry, proving once again that libraries are the true heroes.


~ If literary tourism is on your summer agenda, this list of awe-inspiring bookshops might be your inspirational travel agent.



What Else We're Reading


Staffer Lauren just finished Rhonda Mullins's translation of Little Beast by Julie Demers (Coach House Books).



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