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Five links to check out this week:

1) Goodbye Steve Jobs, and thank for your wonderful Mac products. Mac has changed the way we read, communicate, and design. Click here to find out more about the great Steve Jobs.

2) Big literary news this week: the shortlist for the prestigious Giller award was announced this week. The top five books include The Antagonist, The Sisters Brothers, Half-Blood Blues, Better Living Through, The Free World and The Cat’s Table. Click here to read Steven W. Beattie’s take on this year’s nominees. The $50, 000 winner will be announced at a gala event in Toronto on November 8th.

3) Check out Ron MacLean, host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, on a recent edition of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. MacLean, author of the new memoir Cornered (hitting shelves on Tuesday), discusses Don Cherry with George. Click here to watch the clip.

4) Che Guevara, whose popularity among university students never seems to wane (cue iconic dorm room posters and Che t-shirts and buttons circa 1990), has been memorialized in a new book entitled The Story of Che Guevara. Click here to read the review from the Winnipeg Free Press.

5) Looking for a cool way to store your books? Check out this great website featuring funky and unique bookshelves. Click here to find out how to organize your books in a new and exciting way.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada and stayed tuned for next week’s edition of Blurb & Bites.

Jude

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