Hi, Savvy Readers! I hope you had a fantastic week (filled with fantastic books, of course)! It’s Friday, so we have a new Bookmarks ready to share with you – our weekly roundup of all the bookish news, links, and photos from the past week! What are we waiting for? Let’s get to it!
1. Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinals
The 10th annual Goodreads Choice Awards has advanced to the semifinals! Voting for this round is open until this Sunday, so make sure you get your picks in for your favourites to ensure they move on to the finals! To see all the categories and nominees, click here. Let us know who you’re rooting for in the comments section below!
2. Murakami to Create an Archive of his Work
Beloved Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater Waseda University that will include drafts of his novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music. The notoriously media-shy writer revealed that the project’s details are still being confirmed but a partial archive would start in 2019. “I hope it would be a place for cultural exchanges with positive and open atmosphere,” said Murakami. Read about the project in full here.
3. The 2018 Word of the Year
This week, Collins Dictionary revealed their Word of the Year as… single-use! The term describes products – often plastic – that are ‘made to be used once only’ before disposal. The word has seen a heavy increase since 2013, with news stories and documentaries such as the BBC’s Blue Planet II steeply raising public awareness of the issue. See the full list of other contenders here. What do you think of the word of the year? What would you have picked? Share your ideas in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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