Bookmarks: April 14th

Hi Savvy Readers! The weekend is finally here and — even better — it’s a long weekend, which means there’s more time for reading and catching up on this week’s book news. Of course, this is never a difficult task because we’re here every week to give you the best bookish news, links, and photos of the week! So, without further ado, here are this week’s Bookmarks:

1. Killer Writers Team Up for Killer Crime Club

Killer Crime Club HarperCollins Canada

What happens when amazing crime writers come together? Killer Crime Club! It’s true – Killer Crime Club features some of our favourite female crime, thriller, and mystery writers and you can be a part of it all! Join the club here and participate in the first Killer Crime Club meeting — featuring Sara Paretsky and Jacqueline Winspear — at the Appel Salon in Toronto on April 19th. Find out more about the event here!

2. UK Libraries Are Thriving

UK Libraries Thriving BBC

Image via: BBC

Hurrah! Nothing warms our heart as much as news stories like this one from BBC, who notes that libraries in the UK are not only still alive — they’re thriving! BBC reports that more young readers are taking advantage of their libraries’ resources. Now THAT’S great news. Read more about it here.

3. Barbara Gowdy Writes Through Chronic Pain

Barbara Gowdy in her home. (Photograph by Jaime Hogge)

Image via: Macleans

Did you know that Barbara Gowdy wrote her newest novel, Little Sister, while suffering from chronic pain? Macleans spoke to Gowdy about her life, her new book, and writing through the pain. Click here to read more and learn more about Little Sister here.

4. Weekend Fun: Guess the Classic Novel from These Anagrams

Anagram Quiz Classic Books Buzzfeed Books Fun

Image/Anagram via: Buzzfeed Books

We couldn’t end Bookmarks without a bit of fun! Buzzfeed Books put together a surprisingly difficult quiz (don’t let the first few easy questions trick you!) here. Can you unscramble the anagrams and guess the classic book titles? Share your score with us on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!

5. Enter to Win an Advance Copy of Just Like Family by Kate Hilton

JLFNEW

I’d consider us friends, wouldn’t you? I couldn’t end this blog without pointing out that a new #HCCFirstLook is up! If you’re unfamiliar with the program, HCC First Look offers readers an opportunity to read and review a highly anticipated book BEFORE it officially goes on sale! This month’s First Look book is Just Like Family by Kate Hilton. Click here to enter to win an advanced copy.

Alright, Savvy Readers! I wish you the best long weekend full of great reads. Share what you’re reading with us in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader.

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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