Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! It seems as though spring is finally around the corner – let’s hope this warmer weather is here to stay! Is anyone planning to read outside this weekend? Don’t forget to load up your e-reader with these fantastic books for under $1! As always, we’ve been keeping our eyes out for the week’s biggest bookish news and have rounded them up for you in this handy post. Keep reading to see what we’ve been buzzing about this week or “Bookmark” this post for later!
1. Beverly Cleary Turns 100!
Happy 100th birthday, Beverly Cleary! The beloved children’s author turned 100 years old this Tuesday. To celebrate, CBC Books shared 100 amazing facts about Cleary while some of our favourite writers, including Amy Poehler, wrote new forwards for the newly released editions of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Henry Huggins, and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Do you have a favourite Beverly Cleary book?
2. Cover Reveal: The New Hercule Poirot Novel!
In case you missed it, the cover for Closed Casket was revealed exclusively on EW.com this week! You won’t want to miss this follow-up novel from internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah‘s The Monogram Murders when it comes out this fall. Click here to see the full cover!
3. Neil Gaiman on Women Writers Who Have Inspired Him
Photo via The Telegraph
He may not have won HCC March Madness this year but Neil Gaiman sure won all of our hearts this week when he took to Twitter to share a list of women writers that have inspired him after Jezebel reported that literary journalist Gay Talese failed to do so. Click here to see Gaiman’s “incomplete” list. Have any women writers inspired you? Share your favourites with us in the comments below!
4. The HCC March Madness Grand Prize Winner Is…
Last week, we shared the exciting news that Charlotte’s Web has won this year’s HCC March Madness tournament. (Click here to read our Top 10 Facts About Charlotte’s Web!) This week, there’s even more exciting news to announce: Erica from Sarnia, Ontario is the winner of the 64-book grand prize pack! Which book should Erica read first, Savvy Readers? Share your top pick on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments section!
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