Bookmarks: May 19th

Happy long weekend Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope I’m not speaking too soon but it really seems like summer is on the horizon now. We can’t wait! We also can’t wait to share this week’s Bookmarks with you, so let’s get started. Here are our favourite bookish news stories, links, and photos from the past week!

1. Word on the Street Launches New Diverse Writing Contest

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Hear, hear! Young writers with diverse stories should check out Writing DiverCity, Word on the Street’s new contest. The contest “aims to highlight vibrancy and diversity in emerging Canadian talent,” The Quill and Quire reports. This year’s entries are due June 23rd, so make sure to click here to read up on The Quill and Quire’s coverage of this exciting opportunity to showcase your voice!

2. Adaptation Rights Sold for Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon Series

Great news, Daniel Silva fans! Variety.com recently reported that MGM TV has acquired rights to adapt Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. Are you caught up with the books? Read more about the latest instalment in the series, The Black Widow, here and learn more about this exciting news here.

3. Let’s Talk Money: Self Published Authors and Hollywood

Matt Damon The Martian Andy Weir Self Published

Image via: The Guardian

Here’s an interesting read: The Guardian published an article this week on how self published authors became one of the hottest entities in Hollywood and how they can make the most of the opportunities presented to them. (Remember Andy Weir‘s blockbuster hit The Martian?) Read the fascinating article here.

4. 12 Bookstores to Add to Your Places to Visit

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Image via: Bustle

As bookworms we’re always seeking out beautiful bookstores so this list from Bustle is right up our alley! They recently shared a list of 12 beautiful bookstores from across the United States and I have promptly added them all to my “places to visit” list. See all 12 bookstores here. Have you been to any of the bookstores mentioned, readers?

5. Don’t Miss Your Chance to Participate in This Month’s HCC First Look

Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz HCC First Look Giveaway

If you haven’t already checked out the HCC First Look program you definitely should! Last month’s pick was Just Like Family by Kate Hilton and the reader reviews are amazing! (See them here.) If you want to read and review this month’s pick — Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz — before it goes on shelves, be sure to fill out the form here before the cut-off date of May 28th!

Alright, Savvy Readers, we hope you have an amazing long weekend of reading! Don’t forget to let us know what you read in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Karen

Follow me on Twitter @karenfma

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