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Christmas in July Round-Up

You might have noticed some interesting recommendations in our PQL Twitter and Facebook feeds these last couple of days. In honour of the long, holiday-less weeks in the middle of July, we featured an eclectic selection of titles counting down the “#12DaysOfXmasInJuly”. In case you missed it, here are our recommendations, all in one convenient place.

On the FIRST day of Christmas in July I will read…
ONE mysterious unsolved Canadian death

The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson
George A. Walker


On the SECOND day of Christmas in July I will read…
TWO children’s poems about sheep

Down in the Bottom of the Bottom of the Box
JonArno Lawson


On the THIRD day of Christmas in July I will read…
THREE poetic medical tests

Complete Physical
Shane Neilson


On the FOURTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
FOUR seasons of love

The Seasons
Bruce Meyer


On the FIFTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
FIVE traditional Mexican songs about birds

Loterìa Jarocha
Alec Dempster


On the SIXTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
SIX 2014 IndieFab Award nominees

ForeWord IndieFab Awards 2014
Featuring Jason Guriel, Tom Smart and more.


On the SEVENTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
SEVEN fantastic features about the printing arts in Canada

The Devil’s Artisan Issue # 74
ed. Don McLeod


On the EIGHTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
EIGHT wordless novels

The Wordless Novels Series
Featuring the works of George A. Walker, Steven McCabe and more.


On the NINTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
NINE poems about Victorian toys

Slack Action
Jeffery Donaldson


On the TENTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
TEN sexy short stories

High-Water Mark
Nicole Dixon


On the ELEVENTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
ELEVEN days of police raids in 1942

Davy the Punk
Bob Bossin


On the TWELFTH day of Christmas in July I will read…
TWELVE spiritual photos accompanied by verse

Vittoria Colonna
Jan Zwicky and Robert Moody



Well there you have it. Twelve Days of Christmas in July. Hope you enjoyed the “holiday”!

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