Bookmarks: March 18th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve had a great week so far and are not feeling too poorly from yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. I spent a quiet night in catching up on this week’s bookish news and I can’t wait to share with you. So, what are we waiting for? If you don’t have time to catch up just yet, simply “Bookmark” this post for later!

1. Enter to Win an Advanced Copy of The Nest by Cynthia D’Apprix Sweeney

The Nest Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney Giveaway

Let’s start this off with a giveaway you may have missed! There has been a lot of buzz about The Nest by Cynthia D’Apprix Sweeney and you could be one of the first people to read it. If inheritance drama and dysfunctional families sound like your kind of read (and it should be – trust me), enter the giveaway here.

2. Caitlin Moran’s Open Letter “To the Girls I Meet at My Book Signings” is a Must-Read

Caitlin Moran Speech Moranifesto Open Letter


Here’s something to bookmark and read on a rough day. Caitlin Moran, author of How to Be a Woman and How to Build a Girl, recently shared a letter she wrote to young women going through tough times, and it is encouraging and beautiful. It’s an excerpt from her upcoming book Moranifesto (out later this year), and you can read the letter in full here.

3. Room Wins Big at 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

Jacob Tremblay Room Canadian Screen Awards 2016

Photo: The Globe and Mail

Room took home nine Canadian Screen Awards this weekend, including the coveted Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay (go, Emma Donoghue!), Best Actor, and Best Actress awards. Congratulations! Click here to read The Globe and Mail’s recap of the awards ceremony.

4. Allegiant Opens in Theatres Today

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Calling all Initiates: Allegiant the movie is finally in theatres! We can’t wait to watch it and discuss it with you. To celebrate the movie’s release, our friends at HCC Frenzy  shared their Top 10 Allegiant Quotes on the blog this week (my favourite is #5!). Read the full list here. Do you have a favourite quote from the book?

5. Get Ready: Canada Reads is Next Week

2016 CBC Canada Reads Shortlist

We’re so excited to watch Canada’s battle of the books — aka Canada Reads — next week! We’ve been reading the shortlist in preparation and the books are sure to inspire a lively debate with insightful discussions. Have you read any of the shortlisted books? We’re cheering for The Illegal and Birdie. Who are you cheering for?

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