In Review: The Week of July 1st

July 6, 2019

This week we kicked off #ALUbookclub, celebrated 10 books from every province for Canada Day, shared our summer reading list, and more.

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alu summer reads

~ For Canada Day we got excited about 10 fantastic books coming out of each province in the country. 

~#ALUbookclub started this week with our July pick Echolocation by Karen Hofmann (NeWest Press): "Hofmann imparts heavy themes throughout her work, like child neglect, ageism, and class struggle, but does so with a light touch that makes for enjoyable and thought-provoking reading."

~ Nancy Jo Cullen's The Western Alienation Badge (Wolsak & Wynn) took us back to Alberta's Prairie roots — from oil boom to recession bust — through the eyes of the Murray family. 

~ We're armed with sunscreen and tote bags full of scorching hot summer reads from the ALU bookshelves. Check out what we're reading lakeside, beachside and A/C-side this summer.







Around the Web



~ When TBR piles are out of control, try this "chapter tag" method to get your bookish priorities in order.

~After 67 years, the iconic MAD Magazine is ceasing publication, but still plans to repackage old content with new covers.

~ A UBC prof helped create an online searchable database of books that have been banned or censored somewhere in the world. (Also there is a pretty gorgeous art installation that accompanies the project.)



ICYMI this month


A Reading List for National Indigenous Peoples Day by Michelle Porter










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