In Review: The Week of August 7

This week our book club got real chatty about China, love, and translation and stepped up our London, ON knowledge (did you know Kim Mitchel’s song “Patio Lanterns” wasn’t named after the dangling bulbs on the patio of  a favourite bar?!).


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On the Blog

~ We peeked into the lesser-known history of London, ON with London: 150 Cultural Moments (Biblioasis).~ Week two of August book club had us discussing love, translation, and China in Xue Yiwei’s Shenzheners.~ How does the way we communicate with each other affect our message, and what are we really trying to say? Domenico Capilongo’s send (Guernica Editions) asks us to consider in this edition of Poetry in Motion.~ “Women never stop stitching men up and men keep pouring themselves drinks” was the inspiration for this edition of Quoted featuring Winter Child (Freehand Books).

Around the Web

~ Cussing is literary according to this study via Electric Lit.~ Inspired to start your own book club after following along with ours this summer? Here are some tips from Bookriot.~ Buzzfeed suggests we visit the Wiblingen Monastery Library in Germany after we designed our own library. Take the quiz to get your own recommendation.

What Else We’re Reading

Fans of Kelley Armstrong’s crime thrillers might find a surprise hit in D.K. Stone’s Edge of Wild (Stonehouse Publishing).You’ll be taken to a remote Northern setting where our protag investigates a murder (and maybe finds romance in the snow). It’s a little cozier than Armstrong’s latest series, but has just enough chills to take the edge off this heat-wave.