Digital Detox

Digital Detox - Turn off your screen, put down your phone.
Digital Detox - Turn off your screen, put down your phone.

Penguin Random House Canada invites you to step away from your screens for one hour a day and read a book instead! Check out recommended reads, recipes and activities, then hit the “off” button and enjoy an hour of offline awesomeness. When you’re ready to come back online, join the conversation: #DigitalDetox

Day 1
Nothing makes time go by faster than a fast-paced thriller–we recommend the newest installment of the Millennium series.

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Day 2
Tidy up and get organized with tips from Marie Kondo. Get ready to feel the magic of a decluttered life!

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Day 3
Jane McGonigal’s book is all about improving your life through small changes to your routine. So go take a walk, run an errand, stretch - use today’s hour to recharge your brain!

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Day 4
Ruth Reichl has the cure for your digital addiction: The Cake That Cures Everything from My Kitchen Year.

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Day 5
If Stan and Charmaine had spent a bit more time away from their screens, maybe they wouldn’t have ended up in Atwood’s latest dystopia.

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Day 6
Use a screen-free hour to let the inspiration flow and work on a creative project, Elizabeth Gilbert-style.

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Day 7
For today’s screen-free snack, try Creamy Zuccini Hummus from The UnDiet Cookbook by Meghan Telpner

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Day 8
Unplug and unwind over a cup of coffee with the beautiful memoir of legendary artist Patti Smith.

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Day 9
It’s five o’clock somewhere! Full of great all-Canadian, unique cocktail recipes.

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Day 10
Pamper yourself with some feel good food - log off of your email and cook something delicious from Nigella Lawson’s new cookbook.

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Day 11
Gillian Flynn calls it “one of the best novels I’ve read this century” - and we call it a great book to escape with.

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Day 12
When life gets hard, Cheryl Strayed has the humorous, no-nonsense advice to get you through it. Take a break and dip into the columns of ‘Dear Sugar’.

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Day 13
Get the most out of your day by testing out Chris Bailey’s tips for managing your time and accomplishing more.

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Day 14
Take a page from the book of the busiest (and cutest) Chickadee ever and use today’s hour to organize your schedule!

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Day 15
Adult colouring. Need we say more?

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Day 16
Read Mindy Kaling’s hilarious follow-up including insights on work, friendship and romance in Hollywood (and a very funny story about meeting Bradley Cooper).

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Day 17
A mysterious french woman arrives in a small town, but what extraordinary events have led her there? Settle in and enjoy this suspenseful, emotional story.

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Day 18
Single people today have more romantic options than ever before, and Aziz Ansari wants to know what that means for our relationships.

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Day 19
Cook. Nourish. Glow. Take care of yourself, and have fun doing it! Sample a delicious recipe from nutritionist Amelia Freer’s newest cookbook.

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Day 20
Neil Pastricha wants us to notice the awesome in the world - write down a list of the awesome things in your life and pull it out when you need a reminder.

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