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[Book Events] HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents (Spring 2018) + Book Haul

HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents
(Spring 2018 Edition)

On April 8, 2018, I attended Frenzy Presents, a YA-centered book preview event hosted by HarperCollins Canada (HCC). As HCC recently moved to a new office location, closer to the core of Downtown Toronto and merged with Harlequin side of things, attendees got to see their new digs (which is hella lit and has an amazing “new office furniture” scent — which…yes, of course that’s a thing I would enjoy).

So many thanks to the team at HCC Frenzy for allowing me to participate in an afternoon of wonderful bookish company. And for potentially exploding my TBR shelves. As one does.

For more details and other thoughts from this event, peruse the Twitter hashtag #FrenzyPresents!


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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #157 – Reasons I Love Attending Book Events/Conferences

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, which is now hosted on That Artsy Reader.

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This Week’s Theme:
Reasons I Love Attending Book Events/Conferences
(feat. Book Expo America)

Initial Thoughts:

Many entries this week may feature swoon-worthy romances that give all the feels but with the coming and going of many book events as of late (e.g. Book Expo America, American Library Association Conference, Ontario Library Association Super Conference), I thought I’d depart from the main prompt to glimpse into nostalgia and up-vote book events being a rad experience and why you should consider going if you have the resources to attend.

I should also preface this post to say that for many industry events, the focus is for librarians and educators. Not saying it always is, but bloggers and other influencers need to be mindful of that fact.

For the purposes of this post, I’ll be highlighting standout moments from Book Expo America 2017.


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[ARC August] – 2017 Sign Up

ARC August is the yearly read-a-thon where you try to tackle as many advance readers copies as possible during August. The event is hosted by Octavia and Shelly (at) Read, Sleep, Repeat.

Initial Thoughts:

Praise be that I have the opportunity of reading several highly anticipated Fall 2017 releases. There is no rhythm or rhyme as to what I will read but I do have more favourable choices in the lot.

As always here are the rules:

    • Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge; your backlist books count
    • No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up
    • Use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in

Twitter Chat

  • We will be hosting TWO twitter chats one on August 7th and one August 28th. Both chats will start at 8pm EST and of course we’ll be using our #ARCAugust tag.

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