In Review: The Week of January 20th

January 25, 2020

This week All Lit Up Read the Provinces wraps up with eight authors from the Newfoundland, PEI, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. Plus, bookish Twitter divided again, and more, below.

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On the Blog


We're highlighting authors across Canada this month with ALU Read the Provinces. Check out interviews with authors in every province and territory, read excerpts from their work, and get 15% off their books until January 31!

This week on the blog:

Newfoundland — This is Agatha Falling by Heather Nolan (Pedlar Press) & We All Will Be Received by Leslie Vryenhoek (Breakwater Books)

Prince Edward Island — Ancient Fall by Jaime Lee Mann (Blue Moon Publishers) & What Your Hands Have Done by Chris Bailey (Nightwood Editions)

Northwest Territories — Voice in the Wild by Laurie Sarkadi (Caitlin Press) Northern Wildflower by Catherine Lafferty (Roseway Publishing)

Yukon — Auguries by Clea Roberts (Brick Books) & North of Familiar by Terry Milos (Caitlin Press) 



Around the Web


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~ The age-old question: to inscribe or not to inscribe? A blog called Dedicated To… collects intriguing inscriptions inside secondhand books imagining the past lives of its inscribers.

~ In other book-vandalism news, cutting books in half to make them easier to carry has polarized bookish Twitter.

~ Be a "better" reader with these four steps that include choosing your books with intention and putting away the ones you just can't get into.








What Else We're Reading


If Greg Rhyno's To Me You Seem Giant (NeWest Press) Canrock love letter of a novel hit all the right nostalgic notes, try Randy Nikkel Schroeder's Arctic Smoke (NeWest Press), an absurdist, cyberpunk novel about a 30-year-old ex-punk on a coked-up, counter-counterculture adventure.










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