Bookmarks: July 29th

Boy has this been a busy week, Savvy Readers! This week on the site we shared our thoughts on Daniel Silva‘s The Black Widow (this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read!), listed Top 10 Reasons to read Lucy Holliday‘s A Night In series, and recommended the Best Books to Read in Your Twenty-somthings. PLUS, we had the pleasure of meeting a very special guest. Keep reading to see who we’re talking about and to find out what happened in the book world this week!

1. Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and A Boy Called Christmas, is #HCCLive’s First Guest

HarperCollins Canada Facebook Live with Matt Haig A Boy Called Christmas

It was Christmas in July, aka my dream come true, this week! The HarperCollins Canada board room was transformed into a winter wonderland in honour of bestselling author Matt Haig‘s forthcoming book A Boy Called Christmas, which tells the charming origin story of Father Christmas. If you missed the festivities, don’t fret! The first installment of HCC Live aired on Facebook this week and you can watch the full clip here. Stay tuned for more HCC Live chats!

2. From Youtube to Food Tube: Hannah Hart Signs Show with Food Network

Hannah Hart Buffering My Drunk Kitchen Book Cover Reveal

(Source: Hannah Hart/YouTube)

Congratulations, Hannah Hart! We’ve been watching popular Hannah’s Youtube series My Drunk Kitchen and cooking alongside her with her cookbook My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut, and now we’ll get to see her move to the small screen! Read The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive reveal about the new show here. Want to read up on Hannah before the show starts? Stay tuned for her upcoming memoir called Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded. Are you as excited for this new show as I am?

3. Can Lit is lit

We’ve always known that Canadian literature is widely adored, but which Canadian books are the most loved? The 10 and 3 took to Goodreads to find out. Using user-submitted feedback, they created a list of the 50 Most Loved Canadian Books. Is your favourite on the list? See for yourself here!

4. CBC Books Shares Key Life Lessons from Harry Potter

If you’ve been keeping up with the magical world of books, you may know that something
big is happening this weekend. To prepare us for the launch of Queen J.K. Rowling‘s new project, CBC Books has pulled 10 Life Lessons from Harry Potter and shared it with us here. Excuse me while I go weep.

Alright, Savvy Readers! That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoy a fantastic long weekend of reading, relaxing, and fangirling (see #4 above). What are you planning to read this weekend? Be sure to let us know on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments section below!

Happy reading,

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