Happy March, Savvy Readers! February absolutely flew by, but we’re looking forward to some new reads and, of course, new Bookmarks! Things have been quite exciting in the book world this week so keep reading to see what we’ve been buzzing about this week, plus, find out how you can win 64 books…
1. A Very Bookish Oscars
This past Sunday, movie and book lovers alike watched the Oscars with baited breath to see who would take home the night’s biggest prizes. I was so happy to see Brie Larson recognized for her fantastic performance in Room (adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue) and cheered Mark Rylance on as he accepted an Oscar for his role in Bridge of Spies. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he plays Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall! Did you watch the Oscars? Who were you cheering for?
Speaking of awards, the Canadian Library Association Awards announced its shortlist this week! We’re thrilled to see The Nest by Kenneth Oppel shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and Delusion Road by Don Aker shortlisted for the CLA Young Adult Book Award.See the full shortlist here!
3. The Crazy Game is Now a Documentary
Hockey fans, don’t miss Clint Malarchuk‘s new documentary, Goalie: Life and Death in the Crease, based on his memoir The Crazy Game. Click here to watch the trailer and find the complete schedule on Super Channel here.
4. #HCCFirstLook is Looking for 10 Enthusiastic Readers
Do you want to be one of the first Canadians to read The Other Widow by Susan Crawford? Of course you do! Ten enthusiastic readers will get the chance to read and review Susan Crawford‘s newest thriller before it officially goes on sale. Are you in? Click here to see how you can participate via #HCCFirstLook!
5. HCC March Madness is Back!
Last but not least, HCC March Madness is back for its 9th year! Help us find our 2016 champion out of 64 fantastic books by voting at http://hccmarchmadness.ca/ every day. Only one book will win, and one reader will take home all 64 books in the competition! Which book are you rooting for this year? Share your picks with us in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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