This Week in CanLit is a new feature I’m experimenting with on MapleBooks. I’m reading so much about books that I figured I could write a weekly sum-up for people who have a better social life than I do!
1. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid is going to be adapted to a movie! Since I absolutely loved this book (the review is here), I’m very excited–and slightly worried–about the news. I hope Charlie Kaufman, who is in charge of the adaptation for Netflix, will render the creepy atmosphere and the mind-bending quality of the story. Read about it on CBC Books.
2. If you’re searching for your next Canadian non-fiction read, check 49th Shelf’s 2018 Spring Preview. There. Is. Choice.
3. If you’d rather read fiction, CBC published a list of 24 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in the first half of 2018.
4. Poetry maybe? Check CBC’s list of 12 Canadian poetic works to discover in the first half of 2018.
5. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff is a hit in Canada, which leaves BookNet wondering why Canadians read more about American politics than Canada politics. You should read this, if not only for the witty final word.
6. There is a petition on the website of the House of Commons in favour of books! The petition is asking to:
“1) exempt books from the Goods and Services Tax (GST);
2) reestablish the postal preferential rate applicable to books; and
3) establish a personal tax credit applicable to books bought from Accredited Booksellers”
If you think books should be more accessible, sign the petition here or read about it on Quill&Quire.
7. Finally, the world mourns the passing away of Ursula K. Leguin. We will remember her for her talent and wisdom, her thought-provoking Science-Fiction and Fantasy, her strong voice in favour of gender equality and for the environment. She has been a model for many women around the globe.
Have a good week-end, everybody!
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