- Are you, like, me, still struggling to finish all your holiday shopping? CBC Books has a handy gift guide featuring terrific CanLit gifts for the book lovers on your list. I heartily approve.
- I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Buzzfeed ran a list of 2016’s most beautiful book covers, and I have to admit, some of them just don’t float my boat.
- In more serious matters, there’s some crazy political stuff going on in Turkey right now, resulting in a crackdown on many writers. Oddly enough, journalists seem to be more affected than book authors. What is up with that?
- Bruce Meyer’s Portraits of Canadian Writers is a wonderful celebration of CanLit History. For the holidays, we’re sharing this most fascinating read with you! You can download a free, extended preview here.
- Speaking of Bruce, he recently got personal with Open Book Ontario, in a rapid-fire Q&A revealing some of his chief influences, extravagances, and occupations.
Guess what? Tim and I will be in Toronto tomorrow for the OCADU Book Arts Fair. You should definitely stop by, say hello, and buy a couple of gifts for your bookish friends and family. There will be a lot of unique and interesting finds for sure.
See you soon!