Bookmarks: August 17

Happy Friday to all of you! Before you start your weekend off with a fresh stack of books, make sure you’ve caught up on all the week’s book news first! We’ve got a new edition of Bookmarks ready for you, with the latest news, stories and pictures from the book world! Let’s get to it!

1. Animals Making Library Visits


Here’s a bit of bookish fun to brighten your Friday morning: a collection of animals that have broken into libraries. It happens more often than you think! Electric Literature rounded up all the different species that have been found browsing the bookshelves. The list includes cats, bears (!!!), and my personal favourite, raccoons! Check out the full list here.


2. Toronto Public Library Writing a Book on Twitter


In case you missed our Top Story Tuesday this week, the Toronto Public Library has taken to Twitter to write a story, one tweet at a time. Using the hashtag #TorontoWritesABook, users can submit ideas for the next line of the story. Two tweets are selected each day and the public votes on how they think the story should progress. How fun is this?! Read more about the project here and submit your lines to @torontolibrary!


3. Writers Tweet about Their Rocky Paths to Publication

Image: The New York Times

Using the hashtag #ShareYourRejection, writers are tweeting personal experiences about their books and projects being rejected. Authors like Roxane Gay, Jamie Attenberg, and Tomi Adeyemi are sharing their stories and it is inspirational! Never give up, Savvy Readers! Read more about #ShareYourRejection here.


4. Win Our Most Anticipated Fall Reads!


There are SO many incredible books coming out this fall, and you have the chance to read TEN of them (yes, TEN!) before they go on sale! Check out our most anticipated fall fiction releases now, and be sure to enter our giveaway! But be prepared for your TBR to grow… Which book are you most excited for?  Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader!


That’s all from us, this week! Let us know what you think of this week’s news in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,


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