In Review: The Week of September 3rd

This week we wished away the summer heat with a look ahead to fall book bingeing, gave advice to English majors for more pleasure reading, and got our school spirit on. Read on for that and more.


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On the Blog

~ We stitched up a list of sweet embroidered book covers in this edition of Cover Collage.~ For Labour Day we read five poetry collections inspired by poets’ day jobs, from working in cruise-line hospitality to industrial labour unions.~ “i’m an english major and i never, ever, read anymore. what?” Sound familiar? Check out our advice column LitRx where we beat the back-to-school-reading blues.~ We tried to make back-to-school week a little easier for your kiddos with five Do Lit Yourself ideas.~ We geared up for fall with this season’s book picks in our Fall Preview.

Around the Web

~ Millennial-approved “Hangry” and 24 other words that made it into Merriam-Webster this year.~ When you want to give your eyes a break and your ears a treat, these 31 podcasts for booklovers are ready to be queued up. ~ Priscila Uppal, poet, author, and all-around lovely person, died at the age of 43. Rest in peace, Priscila

What Else We’re Reading

School’s not out for summer just yet, but you know what is? Sophie Bédard’s final in the sweet and funny high school drama Almost Summer quartet (Pow Pow Press).