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Around the Web: Eat Your Words, Canada Reads, Media Bias, and Bookstagram

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a busy week and I, for one, am looking forward to relaxing this weekend. So, let’s get right into this week’s collection on links.

Eat Your Words

Where are the bookish cooks out there? Have you checked out Paris Review’s Eat Your Words series yet? In it New York based writer Valerie Stivers uses books to inspire culinary creations. Most recently, she took on French author Colette and made some French food.

An iPad, with a cooking blog on screen, set on a stand with cooking tools

Canada Reads

This year’s Canada Reads has come to a close and the winner of the battle of the books is By Chance Alone by Max Eisen. The last round of debates was emotionally packed as defenders discussed refugees, the rise of hate crimes, and the importance of listening to elders. Open Book has a good summary of the action, and though By Chance Alone won, all five Canada Reads books are worth reading.

Media and Women Writers

Media coverage of authors is biased against women, says the Emilia report. Women authors get less attention compared to male counterparts, even when they’ve had bestsellers and awards. According to Electric Literature, this ultimately undermines women writers.


If your reading list isn’t quite full and you just want to look at pretty things, Bookstagram is where it’s at. Epic Reads has gathered a few absolutely gorgeous Instagram pictures and accounts for you to follow. But beware, aside from inspiring your TBR list, Bookstagram may make you woefully aware of your lack of reading accessories.

An iPhone with an Instagram logo displayed

Have you read any cool articles or blogs this week? Let us know!

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