8 Great Book-Themed Places to Get Your Drink On

A new bar inspired by the Harry Potter series has opened in Toronto, serving off a menu entitled, “Potions & Elixirs,” and, according to a report on CBC.ca, offers customers subtle nods to the wizard throughout the user experience. This all makes perfect sense to me, not only because capitalizing on Harry Potter’s success is… Read More »

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Giller Prize Longlist Announced

Well, my to-be-read pile just got quite a bit higher. The longlist for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (known colloquially as the Giller) for Canadian fiction was announced this week, and it includes a pretty diverse company of writers, styles and publishers. The twelve titles include previously-nominated authors, a few newbies and an almost equal… Read More »

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International Literacy Day: Books About Books

Happy International Literacy Day! Today is the day we celebrate the importance of literacy around the world. Here are some books that share that sentiment and highlight the importance of books and reading while telling stories that range from heartwarming to humbling:   The Book Thief — Markus Zusak This tale about a young girl’s personal journey through… Read More »

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Read the Book First: New Movie Versions of Bestsellers Coming Soon

We know the book is always better, but that doesn’t mean that the movie version can’t be darn good. Books have always been fair game for big-screen fodder, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the latter half of 2015 and the upcoming 2016 movie year will feature some really, really good books being adapted… Read More »

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