Bookmarks: May 26th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Are you feeling the spring/summer spirit? I know I am! It’s been an exciting week on the blog this week and it’s also been a fun news week for books! Because we know you may not always have time to read up on all the news, we’ve rounded up our favourites all in this one handy post!

1. DavidsTEA and HarperCollins Canada Tea-m Up!

DavidsTea Summer Reading Club HarperCollins Canada Signed Book Giveaway

If you love books and tea as much as we do then we think this news item is sure to pique your interest! DavidsTEA and HarperCollins Canada have partnered up to offer all Frequent Steepers to join a summer reading club. Between now and June 9th, Frequent Steepers will receive an e-sample of these four summer reads (Miss You by Kate Eberlen, Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson, The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi, and A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell) with any in-store purchase. Exciting!

2. Southwestern Ontario School Board Drops Shakespeare From Curriculum

Shakespeare Dropped From Ottawa School Curriculum CBC

Image via: CBC

News broke this week that some southwestern Ontario classrooms have forgone studying Shakespeare; instead, they will focus “more on Indigenous authors in English class,” reports the CBC. What do you think about this decision, Savvy Readers? Chime in in the comments section below and read the full article by the CBC here.

3. New Oscar Wilde Bar Opens Soon in New York

Oscar Wilde Bar Coming to New York City

Image via: NewNowNext

This is Wilde! As if we needed another reason to visit New York City, this week we learned that an Oscar Wilde-themed bar is set to open in June. The bar will feature drinks that are inspired by Oscar Wilde as well as Victorian and Prohibition eras. Click here to learn more!

4. The Hate U Give Announced as The Social Chapter’s New Pick

The Social Chapter Pick The Hate U Give Angie Thomas

Image via: The Social Chapter

Yaaas! If you’re a frequent Savvy Reader, then I’m sure you’ve heard about Angie Thomas‘ amazing YA book The Hate U Give. It has been receiving lots of love since publication and even the ladies from The Social love it! They just announced The Hate U Give as their next book club pick and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Read their announcement post here. Have you read The Hate U Give yet? If not, what are you waiting for?

5. Can Instagram Keep People Reading Books?

Forbes discusses the power of Instagram—on readers! Bookstagram started to become what it is today in 2014 and 2015, and it’s now a platform that publishers and authors look towards to help sell their books. Essentially, Forbes reports that “readers are hungry for something that is authentic and accessible.” Read more on Bookstagram and the effect it has on book sales here!

Well, Savvy Readers, this has been fun as always! I’ll be back next week with more bookish news for you. If you have any news to share with us, don’t forget you can always tweet us @SavvyReader or leave a comment below!


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