Games with All Lit Up – Discus Throw

Discus was played at the earliest Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. We’re no sports experts, but it’s basically a heavy frisbee thrown vertically that no one catches (aka ancient frolf). Likewise, the art of debate, Socratic or otherwise, has been around for millenia. But un-likewise, you’d definitely want to catch these “discus”sion-prompting book athletes, ones that are guaranteed to make you think for at least a thousand more years. —All Lit Up

I submit to you the entire line of manifestos from Rocky Mountain Books. Twenty very well written non-fiction titles that are excellent at exercising everything from your emotions and sensibilities to your beliefs and passions. They are meant to “encourage debate and facilitate change whenever and wherever possible.”

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Games with All Lit Up

I love All Lit Up (the Literary Press Group’s platform for buying, sharing, and collecting CanLit). They have an amazing blog where they showcase a lot of great Canadian talent, and they sell ebooks and print at the publishers prices so the authors get to make more money. For these reasons and more, I’ll be doing their PanLit Games:


7/7: Discus Throw, or most thought provoking reads for “discus”ion. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/9: Boxing, or best knock-out monologue. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/14: Pentathlon, or most words in a title. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/16: Golf, or hole-in-one short story collection. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/21: Synchronized Swimming, or best book pairing. (All Lit Up / Tori)

7/23: Baseball, or best ensemble cast. (All Lit UpTori)

7/28: Gymnastics, or most colourful performance by a cover. (All Lit UpTori)

7/30: Cycling, or best “spokes” person. (All Lit Up / Tori)

So stay tuned for each Tuesday and Thursday of July for my two cents on these topics, starting tomorrow.