50 Book Pledge Featured Read: Seven Days in May

 “At his prompting she turned her attention from the sideshow on the street and at last saw her. The four black funnels that rose above the pier shed, the white bridge and decks that gleamed against the grey skies, the black hull with its sharp bow that curved to the heavens. Launched in 1906, she was immense and exuded strength and marvel but also grace and beauty. The Lusitania was like a goddess come down from Olympus.”

If you are someone like me who loves books with strong female characters, you’ll really enjoy Seven Days in May because it delivers just that. The novel follows the lives of several characters and how their fates are intertwined with the fate of the Lusitania. It is the lives of three women that drive and shape this story.

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Bookmarks: April 28th

It’s Friday, Savvy Readers, which means that it’s time for a new Bookmarks post! If you’re new to The Savvy Reader, this is where we share the fun book news, photos, and links that we’ve come across in the past week. And let me just say: there are some fun events happening across Canada this weekend! So, pull out your calendar and continue reading!

1. Authors for Indies Day is This Weekend

Authors for Indies April 29

Photo via: Authors for Indies

Did you know? This weekend you can support your favourite local author AND indie bookstore at the same time! For the third year in a row, authors participating in Authors for Indies will visit their local independent bookstore(s) and help out. It’s a great day full of author meetings and book buying — what more could you want on a Saturday afternoon? Don’t miss Authors for Indies this Saturday April 29th. Click here to find a participating store.

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50 Book Pledge Weekly Roundup: April 16-21

Hi Savvy Readers, and happy weekend to you all! I can’t wait to get outside (with my TBR pile in tow) to enjoy some sunshine and spring! I assume you’ll be doing the same…


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