Bookmarks: December 2nd

Happy December, Savvy Readers! It’s the season of cozy reading and gift giving and I think there’s a lot of great bookish news in this week’s Bookmarks that fit this theme. “Bookmark” this post to come back to later, or simply keep reading now!

1. Colin the HCC Elf is Back!

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Tis the season to welcome Colin the #HCCElf back into our lives! The adorable Colin has returned for 12 days of amazing bookish giveaways. Be sure to check hccelf.ca everyday for a chance to win! We can wait for him to visit the #50BookPledge. Tweet us @SavvyReader if you’re excited!

2. Anthony Bourdain on Craftsmanship and Craft Beverages

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Image via: The Manual

As we get ready for holiday parties and gatherings, it’s always great to have a great dish or cocktail prepared! Anthony Bourdain recently spoke to The Manual about craft and cocktails. See the interview here. Want to read more from Anthony Bourdain? His new cookbook Appetites is on sale now!

3. Have You Read One of the 24 Best Fiction Books of the Year?

Along with giveaways and parties, December also means year-end lists are making the rounds! Buzzfeed recently shared their top 24 fiction books from the year, and let me just say: it’s soooo good. Some #50BookPledge favourites are The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang, Moonglow by Michael Chabon, and Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman. Have any of your favourites from this year made the list? See it all here.

4. The Carve the Mark Book Trailer is Here (And More!)

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Can you feel the excitement building, Savvy Readers? This week the Carve the Mark book trailer was revealed! See the full trailer here. Veronica Roth (bestselling author of the Divergent series!) also shared some very very exciting pre-order news on her Twitter here, so be sure to check that out too. More information on Carve the Mark can be found here!

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start, friends! Don’t forget to share what you’re reading with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below.

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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