Bookmarks: August 11

Hey there, Savvy Readers! Did you enjoy the shortened week? The weekend is already here and I can’t wait to dive into a new pile of books! But before I get to do that, I have lots of book news, links and photos to share with you!

1. Jack Rabinovitz, founder of the Giller Prize, passes away

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Image: CBC

We were saddened to hear the news about Jack Rabinovitch’s passing. The creator of the Scotiabank Giller Prize died on Sunday at the age of 87. He will be remembered for his generous contributions to the Canadian literary world! Read more about Rabinovitch’s legacy here.

2. The Hate U Give Movie Casting News

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is one of the best books we’ve read this year, and we are SO excited for the upcoming movie adaptation! This week, we found out who has been cast to play the Carter family, and the choices are spot on. See who will star as Starr, Lisa, Big Mav, and Seven here.

3. Margaret Atwood and Jordan Abel will judge the Walrus Poetry Prize

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Image: CBC

Have you ever dreamed of having your literary idols read your work? Now’s your chance! Margaret Atwood, Jordan Abel and The Walrus’ editor Carmine Starnino will be the judges for this year’s Walrus Poetry Prize. They are accepting submissions until September 13th, so put that pen to paper and get to work! For more details, check it out here.

4. The world’s most expensive colouring book 

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Image: The Argus

Just how much do you love to colour? It was revealed this week that the world’s most expensive colouring book sells for a whopping £24,000 (that’s over $35K in CAD!). The book features a 24-carat gold message on the cover and custom illustrations by Ian Beck, a British illustrator and children’s author (who also illustrated the cover of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). What do you think? Is it worth the hefty price tag?

So there you have it, Savvy Readers! We hope you enjoyed this week’s Bookmarks, and all the book buzz. As always, feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and other book news in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Kelsey

Follow me on Twitter @iamkelseyknight

 

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