Bookmarks: July 20

Hey, Savvy Readers! It’s Friday, which means it’s time for an all-new edition of Bookmarks! We’ve got this week’s bookish news, stories, and photos ready for you. Keep reading to see what happened this week!

1. The 50 Book Pledge on Mobile

The 50 Book Pledge is now available for your mobile devices! We know you Savvy Readers love to read while on the go, and now you can add books to your “Read” shelf right away, wherever you may be! Visit the site on your tablet, phone, or other portable device via your mobile browser now to see the new mobile site! And you can save it to your homepage and access it like an app. Follow our step-by-step instructions here.

2. Guess the Canadian Book by Emojis

Image: CBC Books

In honour of World Emoji Day on Tuesday, CBC Books shared a fun quiz to test your knowledge of famous Canadian books. Can you guess the books from just a few emojis? Take the test here, and let us know how you did in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

3. Stay in a literary-themed hotel in Portugal 

Image: Mirror

Live out every bookworm’s dream by staying at The Literary Man Hotel in Obidos, Portugal. With over 40,000 books in the hotel, plus a gin bar and restaurant with themed food and drink, this place sounds magical! Read more about the hotel here and get ready to book your next vacation!

4. Read Aloud with a Stranger

Would you ever read a book out loud with a stranger? Audrey is an online platform that matches up like-minded strangers to read aloud engaging fiction and non-fiction to each other. So far, matches have included:

  • A relationship therapist and medical doctor read about attachment theory
  • An elderly person and an 8 year old read Roald Dahl: Tales from Childhood
  • A retired judge and a history student read Darkest Hour, by Anthony McCarten

What do you think? You get to bond over books and make new friends, all from the comfort of your house! Find out more about Audrey here, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

5. #50BookPledge Featured Reads for Under $5! 

Don’t forget to stock up on all your favourite Featured Reads! From now until July 26th,  FIFTY (!!!) of our 50 Book Pledge Featured Reads are priced at under $5 each at all Canadian e-retailers! You can get any of the books listed here for up to 90% off! These incredible deals are available on Apple iBooksKoboGoogle Play, and Amazon Kindle, so be sure to shop before the sale is over, and make 2018 your best reading year yet!


That’s all for now, Savvy Readers! Have any more book news to share with us? Leave us a comment below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy Reading,


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