Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.
- If you’ve ever wondered about the evolution of cultural standards, this will be an interesting read for you. Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is putting on display a number of books previously deemed ‘obscene’.
- I’m all for reading what you like. While I generally prefer literature, I have nothing against reading genre fiction or children’s books. But every now and then, I like to reach for a weighty tome to give my brain a good workout. On why we need difficult books.
- “The whole trilogy stands as necessary reading at a time when society continues to demonize mental illness rather than support those who live with it daily.” Shane Neilson’s “Affect Trilogy” was treated to an intelligent review in PRISM International.
- If publishing is such big business, why do authors feel like they’re being short-changed? On the economics of publishing and the plight of the midlist author.
- And finally, librarians are kind of superheroes, in case you didn’t know. Check out the ways that librarians have stood up for freedom and truth.
Don’t forget to enter to win a prize pack of Maritime Essential Poets over at Open Book. Also, come see us at the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market in Toronto this Saturday. We’d love to chat!
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