Bookmarks: November 27th

It’s Friday again, Savvy Readers, and you know what that means: it’s time for a new edition of Bookmarks! In this weekly post, we share our favourite news articles, links, and images of the week (and this one’s an exciting one!). So bundle up, get cozy, and get ready for your weekly dose of bookish news!

1. Colin the HCC Elf is back

Colin the HarperCollins Canada Elf

It’s starting to look a lot like the holidays, and we’re so excited that Colin the HCC Elf has decided to visit The Savvy Reader! Every day until December 4th, Colin is giving away a special prize pack to one lucky reader. And one very lucky reader will win a grand prize of all 12 prizes! Click here to enter yesterday’s giveaway, and visit to stay tuned as more giveaways are unlocked.

2. Books make the best gifts…

In case you missed it, we shared our first Savvy Gift Guide of the year this week! We’ve put together our Top 10 Books For Foodies and Chefs to make gift-giving easier for the foodie, new chef, or seasoned cook in your life. (Books do make the best gift… see image above.) Check back for more guides over the next few weeks!

3. New excerpt from Roxane Gay’s forthcoming book Hunger


I’ve mentioned in this post that I’m a big fan of Gay‘s Bad Feminist, so I couldn’t have been more excited when she shared an excerpt of her new memoir with Good. In the excerpt, Gay speaks about body image, confidence, and bravery. Her writing is powerful and moving, and it made me even more eager to read Hunger when it comes out next year. Read the excerpt here.

4. Introducing “Instapoets”

Literature and poetry isn’t dead! Remember how we shared Vogue‘s article on “How Instagram Became the Next Oprah’s Book Club” here? Well, this week, CBC Books shared their new Insta-discovery: Instapoets, or, poets that have built a huge following on Instagram sharing their beautiful writing. As a literature lover, I’m so so happy to see the literary community coming together in all platforms, and will definitely be following these accounts! Click here to discover your new favourite Instapoet.

5. Weekends are for reading… feed your reader!

The Miniaturist HCC Deals

Just in time for the weekend, we have some new HCC Deals to share! Whether you’re looking for a dose of literary fiction, historical fiction, or YA, HCC Deals has some great options for you for as low as $1.99. Hurry and feed your reader – the sale ends on Monday November 30th! Visit HCC Deals here.

That’s it for our exciting news, Savvy Readers! Do you have any news stories to share with us? Are you as excited about the holidays as we are? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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