Oh hi, Savvy Readers! Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks, a place where we share our favourite bookish news, links, and photos from the past week with you. This week, the 2018 HCC March Madness winner is crowned, a Scottish library solves a mystery, Dumplin’ author Julie Murphy has a special moment, and more — read on!
After some intense competition, the 2018 HCC March Madness champion was crowned today! Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn were the two finalists and, in the end, The Alice Network took home the top honour. Click here to see how the voting played out! Have you read The Alice Network?
2. Mysterious Book Markings at a Scottish Library
Image via: Mental Floss
A Scottish reader found something interesting about all of the books she was borrowing: the number 7 on page 7 was always underlined in pen. Was it a grand conspiracy or was there a practical reason for this? Mental Floss shares details of this mystery here.
3. Hysteria’s Heike Lerner is a Hitchcock Blonde
In case you missed it, our 50 Book Pledge Featured Read this week is Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi! Not only did we love the book, we also enjoyed reading this list of Hitchcock blondes that de Mariaffi shared to help us imagine her protagonist, Heike Lerner, better. Read the list here.
4. Word Nerds: Can You Identify the Correct “G”?
Image via: CBC
Do you know what a “looptail G” is and do you think you can identify it? CBC’s As It Happens shared a fascinating conversation about this often-ignored lowercase “g”. Click here to read more and find out if you can correctly identify it!
Favourite tweet (and picture) of the week:
It’s a gloomy Monday where I am, so here’s a picture of me grinning like a fool as Dolly Parton plays me one of her original tracks for the Dumplin’ soundtrack WHILST HOLDING MY HAND BTW. 🤩😍🤯 pic.twitter.com/sngDcdKhwr
— Julie Murphy (@andimJULIE) April 2, 2018
Aw! We love this picture of Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin’, listening to Dolly Parton’s original songs for the Dumplin’ movie!!! We can’t wait to hear it playing on the big screen. Read more about the book that inspired the movie here.
Well, that’s it for this week’s news! Don’t forget to share the fun bookish news you’ve come across with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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