Bookmarks: November 2nd

Hi, Savvy Readers! We hope you had a fantastic week full of boo(k)s! We’re here as always to share our favourite book news, links, and photos of the week so let’s get started!

1. A Cautionary Tale for People Who Spoil Books for Others

Antarctica Scientist Spoiling Books

(Image via: LA Times/ Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press)

Here’s some wacky news! A scientist got REALLY fed up with his colleague for giving away the endings of the books he was reading and decided that enough was enough. (See what I’m talking about here!) While we strongly believe that spoiling books for those who don’t want to be spoiled is a major no-no, we’d hope that no one would resort to something this extreme. What’s the wackiest bookish news story you’ve read this week?

2. Voting for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Has Started


Now in its 10th year, voting for the annual Goodreads Choice Awards is open! From now until November 4th, vote for your favourite books in each category to ensure they make it to the semifinal round. Click here to see all of the eligible books and let us know who you’re rooting for in the comments section below! Some of our faves are The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, and The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte!

3. It Takes A Village To Move A Bookstore

Community Moves Bookstore Human Chain

(Image via: CBC/ Twitter/ The Southampton Collective)

In heartwarming book news, a community recently came together to help its bookstore move locations. They formed a “human chain” connecting the bookstore’s old location to the new one and passed books one by one until more than 2,000 books were moved to the new space. So cool! Read more about this amazing community effort here.

4. It’s NaNoWriMo!


NaNoWriMo has officially started! Are any of you participating this year? If you need any tips to help you get started, we have some writing tips from HarperCollins Canada editors plus top 10 inspirational writing quotes from authors. Good luck for all of those participating — we can’t wait to read your novels one day!

Alright, it’s time for us to go eat our leftover Halloween candy. Have a great weekend, Savvy Readers! Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader if you have any fun links to share!


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