It may be too ambitious a thing for summer to pick a book for every single weekend; still, sitting in the shade with a good read is something to aspire to. Here’s a little help: a summer reading list with a mash-up of genres and styles to satisfy any summer mood. Saints and Misfits, S.K. Ali (out now) This debut novel is a lovely and important addition to the YA canon — you know, the kind that even adults will enjoy.
One of the first Canadian books we picked up as school kids was likely Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Or Mordecai Richler’s Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, perhaps, or The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. More recently, we might have picked up Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer or Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes. These books are important because they gave us some of our first glimpses into the way we see ourselves portrayed in our own literature.
They might even be down here after reading about the area in Emily Schulz’s recent book Men Walking on Water — or Alexander MacLeod’s Giller-nominated Light Lifting or some of Nino Ricci’s early work. They’re headed to the newly minted Pelee Island Book House and Writers Retreat or to Woodbridge Farm , another new retreat and summer reading series in nearby Kingsville, or to the independent bookstore and publisher Biblioasis in downtown Windsor, to name a few destinations.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".