Bookmarks: October 20

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! Are you getting into the Fall spirit? It’s been a busy week in the book world. We know you’re busy (reading books), so we’ve rounded up the best book news for you!

1. Fahrenheit 451


This may be the coolest (or hottest?) book ever! This week, the Jan van Eyck Academie, a Holland art and design institute, unveiled a heat-activated copy of Ray Badbury’s Fahrenheit 451. While these special heat-sensitive books aren’t for sale yet, the company says they’re working on it. Watch how the book comes to life here!

2. Olive Garden Fan Fiction?!


Source: The Olive Garden

Olive Garden has garnered itself a pretty large cult following over the years, but to hear about this writing contest is a bit unexpected. Writer and editor Helen Rosner wrote an essay about the Olive Garden and its sense of comfort and familiarity. After fans were quick to respond on Twitter, Rosner came up with a unique challenge: dinner for four at Olive Garden for anyone who writes a short story about a 1000-door OG restaurant. And people delivered! Read more about this hilarious writing challenge here. Now I’m hungry for breadsticks…

3. Behind the scenes of Murder on the Orient Express


Source: The Telegraph

Are you getting excited for the movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express? To tide you over until the November 3rd release, the Telegraph has published a behind-the-scenes look at film. With so many stars bringing to life one of the most beloved mysteries of all time, the movie is bound to be a hit. Click here to read more about the film, and be sure to read the book before the movie comes out!

4. #KillerCrimeClub

KillerCrimeClub_EventImages copy.jpg We can’t wait for next week, because the Killer Crime Club is coming to town! The tour will stop in Toronto on Wednesday, October 25th and Calgary on Thursday, October 26th.  With guest authors Gilly Macmillan (Odd Child Out), Rene Denfeld (Child Finder), and Mel McGrath (Give Me the Child), the events are sure to be… killer. Tour details can be found here.

5. A very special #SavvyReadathon


Don’t forget that we’re having another Savvy Readathon this Sunday! We’ve teamed up with the Killer Crime Club to host a thriller-themed readathon, and we can’t wait for a spooky day filled with reading! Learn more about the Readathon and sign up here.


That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers. Did you read any book news over the past week? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!



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