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!

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Perfect Pairings: Books & Vacation Spots

Happy ‘almost the end of winter’ Savvy Readers!

If you’re like me, you can’t wait for the start of spring and the warmer weather, and you can’t believe how long it takes to get there! So I tend to live vicariously through my books… don’t we all?

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February has Valentine’s Day, Family Day and for you college and university students: Reading Week! All these holidays make it perfect for you to take that much needed vacation. So if you are going away for some much needed sun or a change of scenery, we’ve compiled a list of perfect books to take with you on that perfect vacation!

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Top 10 Reasons to Read Lucy Holliday’s A Night In Series!

Hello there, Savvy Readers!

It’s been a minute since my last Savvy Top 10. As the weather has been getting warmer and warmer (and warmer and warmer), I’ve been devouring my summer reading list. And while I’ve been making great headway on some amazing new releases, I’ve also been taking to opportunity to return to some old favourites. And definitely, one of the best summer decisions I made was reading Lucy Holliday’s A Night In Series.

Starting with A Night in with Audrey Hepburn and followed by A Night in with Marilyn Monroe, Holliday’s series follows Libby Lomax as she attempts to find her place in the world (and her perfect Happily Ever After). Of course, all her plans are thrown off course when glamorous starlets of Hollywood’s past begin to appear in her tiny apartment.

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