Seriously… just read it.

In case you aren’t aware, Aaron Cully Drake’s debut novel Do You Think This Is Strange? is awesome.

I’m not the only one who thinks so. Last week it was short listed for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and today it was long listed for one of Canada’s oldest literary awards, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, which awards the winning author a memorial medal and $15,000.

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I promise you’ll like it. Read this post for links to reviews and retailers.

I told you this book was good…

A ridiculously massive congratulations goes out to Aaron Cully Drake today, because his novel, Do You Think This Is Strange?, has been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. This is a big deal, people! Huge.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—y’all should read this book.

I’ll make it easy: Here it is. Here’s the announcementClick here to buy it. Or hereHere’s some Goodreads reviews. Here’s a fantastic review by Naomi at Consumed by Ink. Here’s a thing I wrote for All Lit Up. Now you have all the information you need. Let me know how much you like it.

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You want to read an honest(ly hilarious) review?

ItsOnlyTheHimalayas.BedfordHere’s the tame version. And here’s the real nsfw Kendra version:

“A few weeks ago, a friend in publishing (that’s right – I have connections) told me I would love a wonderful new author she’s been working with. Being the die-hard cynic that I am, I told her where to shove her opinion, and set off to make my own judgments about the book – It’s Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker.

“My thought after the first few pages went something along the lines of … ”

Keep reading… I promise you’ll like it.

Free book alert!

At work, to celebrate the release of our spring titles, we’re giving away five copies of each. The first wave will be going out soon, so click on the photos below to enter to win by March 30.16.