In Review: The Week of March 11th

March 16, 2019

This week we welcomed spring (in our hearts and future reading piles) with our spring preview, rounded up some of our favourite fairy-tale-inspired books, discovered debut fiction, and more.

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~ Our annual Spring Preview is here: check out what books team ALU freshly picked for the top of our reading piles.

~ We have stars in our eyes over these 8 fairy-tale-inspired books.

~ BC-based poet Ali Blythe gives us "More Reasons," a poem from his newest Hymnswitch (Goose Lane Editions) in Poetry in Motion.

~ Our #fridayreads pick is Heather Nolan's This is Agatha Falling (Pedlar Press), a debut novel that's part Joel Thomas Hynes, part Anais Nin.

 

 

 

 

 

Around the Web

 

~ The New York Times shared some of their famously scathing book reviews that don't quite hold up, proving that even critics change their minds.

 

 

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~ Because we need more words to explain hard-to-describe feelings here are 15 obscure words for everyday emotions to add to your vocabulary.

~ Lana Del Rey is selling her self-published poetry collection for a whopping one dollar.

 

 

 

What Else We're Reading

 

Mandy's pick this week is Emma-Watson-approved Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom (Metonymy Press).

 

 

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