Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! The holidays are upon us — have you started your shopping yet? In case you need inspiration, we’ve been sharing our recommendations on the blog (here, here, here, and more!). And, if your shopping has caused you to fall behind on this week’s bookish news, you’re in the right place! We’ve collected our favourite news, links, and photos of the week so you don’t have to. Let’s get started!
1. Colin the HCC Elf is Back
It’s not the holidays without Colin the #HCCElf! When it comes to gift giving, Colin is definitely not (s)elfish (as Colin would say). He’s been visiting different stops on the internet each day leaving giveaways everywhere he goes! Have you been following along? Be sure to check out HCCElf.ca so you don’t miss out!
2. Short Story Dispenser Installed at Edmonton International Airport
Image via: CTV News Edmonton
Thanks to Savvy Reader Candice S. for sharing this great news story with us! A short story dispenser has been installed at Edmonton International Airport so that visitors can read a quick story while waiting for their flights. The best part? The dispenser will feature local authors so that travelers from around the world can enjoy some fantastic Canadian writing. Read more here.
3. Goodreads Choice Awards Winners Announced
The best books of the year as voted by Goodreads users are here! With categories ranging from fiction to poetry to young adult fiction, the awards celebrate books for every kind of reader. We’re so thrilled to see that Ree Drummond‘s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! took home the top prize for Food & Cookbooks and that Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, was awarded two wins for Young Adult Fiction and Debut Goodreads Author. Congrats to all the winners! See the full list here.
4. Reese Witherspoon’s Shares December Book Club Pick
Image via: Reese’s Book Club
There’s no denying that Reese Witherspoon has an eye for picking out amazing reads (see previous picks The Alice Network and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage). This month, Reese’s pick is the thrilling psychological suspense novel The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine! About a woman who weasels her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple,” The Last Mrs. Parrish is an exciting and addictive read. See Reese’s announcement post here and learn more about the book here.
5. Enter to Win a First Look at The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
If you’re hoping to get away this holiday season with a great book, look no further! The HCC First Look program is looking for a group of new readers to review their newest First Look pick: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu! Want to read this book about a group of young girls whose lives are changed forever on a trip to a remote camp? Click here for a chance to become an HCC First Look reader.
Alright, Savvy Readers, we hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of Bookmarks. As always, if you have any book news to share with us, we’d love to hear from you! Be sure to send us your links in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader.
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