Bookmarks: March 31st

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but this week seemed to zip by. If you find yourself feeling similarly, don’t worry — I made sure to “Bookmark” our favourite bookish news stories, links, and photos of the week so you can catch up all in one place. Keep reading to find out more!
1. The Winner of Canada Reads Is…
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Image via: CBC
After days of intense debate, Canada Reads has crowned its new winner. Congratulations to Fifteen Dogs and its defender Humble the Poet! Have you been watching the debates? What did you think? Read all about Canada Reads 2017 here.

2. Watch: The Book Trailer for Emma Donoghue’s New Middle Grade Novel
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You may recognize Emma Donoghue from her adult fiction such as Room, which was adapted into a movie starring Brie Larsen and Jacob Tremblay, or The Wonder, shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize. Now, the inimitable writer is coming out with something completely new: a middle grade series, starting with The Lotterys Plus One! Intrigued? Click here to watch the fantastic book trailer and here to learn more about the book.
3. Epic Reads Unveils The Dazzling Heights‘ Cover
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Remember the gorgeous cover for The Thousandth Floor? Well, the sequel to this glitzy futuristic teen quasi-dystopian, The Dazzling Heights, is on its way! This week, Epic Reads unveiled its beautiful cover. See it in full here!
4. Collect TWO NEW 50 Book Pledge Badge
We love collecting our various 50 Book Pledge badges and we know you do too. We’re so excited to introduce two new badges that were added to the site this week: our 2017 Featured Read Badge and our Mitzi Bytes Badge! For the former, read any one (or more) of our 2017 Featured Reads to earn the badge — it’s truly a win-win situation as you get to read a fantastic book and gain a badge and the same time. Plus, Mitzi Bytes is both a Featured Read AND has its own badge—see what we did there? Two badges in one read! See which titles are on our 2017 Featured Read Shelf here. Have you earned these badges yet? Which Featured Read has been your favourite so far?
5. HCC March Madness is in its second last round!
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Things are really getting narrowed down on #HCCMarchMadness this week, Savvy Readers! You can now vote for your TWO favourite books of the above four… What’ll it be? Let us know in the comments section below which book you think will champion this year’s competition (or at least which one you’d like to see win!). Vote here (and enter to win that library of 64 books that everyone’s been talking about).
Alright, Savvy Readers! We hope you have a great weekend. Don’t hesitate to tweet us @SavvyReader or leave a comment below if you come across any fun bookish news, links, or photos that you think we should see!
Karen
Follow me on Twitter @karenfma
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