- Calling all literary critics! CNQ is running an essay contest. If you’re known for your witty evisceration or brilliantly written praise of Canadian books, you should give this contest a shot. Remember: “Intelligence, insightfulness, and humour are encouraged; pedantry is not.”
- “It was a pleasure to burn.” Or how about, “All children, except one, grow up.” Or maybe “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.” Classic first lines that draw you right in, displayed here in charming infographic form.
- A weekly roundup just wouldn’t be complete without some list containing drool-worthy photos. This week’s inclusion spotlights some truly spectacular first editions from the 1970s.
- The porcupette went to Stratford … and went book shopping. What? Why else would one visit Stratford? Is that town known for something else? (Kidding!) Quaint photos are featured on the blog here.
- Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a bestseller? Well, according to the math, you’ll need to write a 375-page book about a female lawyer in America. Oh, and make it a romance.
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