Like many consumers of media, here at Mecha Panda Publishing we spend our fair share of time on Buzzfeed. Here are our top five recent book posts:
Synopsis: “Three weeks after an explosive investigative report was published by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, author Joseph Boyden has broken his silence.In a written statement, Boyden, who has at various points claimed Metis, Anishinaabe, Nipmuc and Mi’kmaq heritage, admits he has stolen the spotlight on Indigenous issues as he is ‘a white kid from Willowdale with native roots’.What does authenticity mean when it comes to fiction? The next time you’re looking for a page-turner, consider one of Canada’s authentic Indigenous authors who prove a strong sense of identity can go a long way.”
Why You Should Read: With reconciliation on everyone’s minds, now is a great time to support Indigenous authors.
Synopsis: “Bork-bork! There’s nothing better than snuggling with your furry best friend while enjoying a good book. These five dog-approved books feature adorable, heroic, funny, lovable pooches who all steal the show. We guarantee you’ll be in puppy love with these great reads!”
Why You Should Read: It’s the best of both worlds – Books AND dogs 😉
Synopsis:””Don’t put so much pressure on yourself,” my husband comforted as I spiraled with a fit of writer’s block. “You can’t expect your first book to be the epitome of literature.” I narrowed my eyes at him. Challenge accepted. Over the next few weeks, I’d drop famous books on the table in front of him and shout, “Debut!” as if this justified my artistic melodrama. Now, I’m going to do the same to you.”
Why You Should Read: Sometimes it makes you feel better to know that before great success, these authors faced the same rejection.
Synopsis: “Communitea Books is a new, used, remainder, rare, and collectible, online bookstore and blog that seems to have transcended the boundaries of Social Media eCommerce”
Why You Should Read: It’s an inspiring entrepreneurial story about how a simple idea became something more. Who doesn’t love that?
Synopsis: “With two highly anticipated books, Terese Marie Mailhot and Tommy Orange are part of a new generation of indigenous writers, trained in a program that rejects the standards of white academia.”
Why You Should Read: Supporting Indigenous writers is something I strive to do and encourage others to do the same. It’s exciting to hear about the next generation of writers and how they’re rejecting traditional standards.