Bookmarks: October 7th

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving weekend! In addition to family and friends, I’m definitely thankful for all the wonderful books I’ve read so far as a part of this year’s 50 Book Pledge! What are you planning to read this weekend, Savvy Readers? Before you get cozy with your book, don’t forget to catch up on this week’s biggest news. Keep reading, or “Bookmark” this post for later!

1. New Fantastic Beasts News!

Eeek! We received some new Fantastic Beasts news this week, Savvy Readers! First, Ellen unveiled a new trailer on her show (watch here) and then the cover for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Magical Creatures Coloring Book was revealed! See the beautiful cover here. My pencil crayons are all lined up in anticipation!

2. This Week in Awards News…

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The Governor General’s Literary Awards shortlists were announced this week! One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious award, the Governor General’s Literary Awards features titles in both English and French. A special congratulations to Kerry Lee Powell (Willem De Kooning’s Paintbrush), Kamal Al-Solaylee (Brown), and Mikaela Everett (The Unquiet). Have you read any of the shortlisted books, Savvy Readers? (See the full list here.) Let us know who you’re rooting for in the comments below!

3. A Bookstore In London is Hosting the Giveaway of a Lifetime

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Image via: Book Bub

As bookworms, we can never have too many books. That’s why I couldn’t help but wish I lived in London so I could participate in this giveaway! To celebrate their 80th anniversary, the Haywood Hill Bookshop is giving one lucky reader will receive a new book, tailored to their taste, every month for the rest of their life. Click here to read Book Bub‘s coverage of this amazing giveaway!

4. And In Case You Do Want to Enter a Giveaway…

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If you’re not in the UK for the giveaway mentioned above, no fear! BC Living has partnered with The Savvy Reader to create the best fall reading list and you can win it all. Click here to see what we think are this season’s best bets (including The Wonder by Emma Donoghue and The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang!) and enter for a chance to win the full list!

Alright, Savvy Readers, that’s it from me this week. On behalf of The Savvy Reader team, I wish you all the best Thanksgiving ever. Let us know what you’re thankful for this year in the comments below or share with us on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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