The Canada Reads 2014 competition, led by Jian Ghomeshi, took place this week. If you are interested, here is a quick sum-up. The theme this year was to find the one book that could change Canada as a nation. The Contenders: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, defended by Stephen Lewis Cockroach by … Continue reading Canada Reads Competition 2014
I was just watching this myself, and thought I would share it in case you missed it! Joseph Boyden talking with Peter Mansbridge about The Orenda.
This is a list of my favourite books that I read this year (2013). Not necessarily books that have been published in 2013, and not in any particular order. That would have needed too much thought and decision-making. It was hard enough just to narrow it down to ten. Here they are: Rush Home Road by Lori … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads for 2013
I learned so much from this book, that when it was finished, the first thing I thought was, "I want to know more". So I immediately went to the computer and started googling. What did I find? All kinds of information! Enough to make me wonder if I'm the only one who didn't know the full … Continue reading The Orenda by Joseph Boyden: Stunning
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden is going to be the next book in my CanLit Project. I've been excited to read this book since it first came out, so when I picked it up at the library a few day ago I knew it was going to be my B book. A couple of years … Continue reading Joseph Boyden
I just finished listening to Jian Ghomeshi on Canada Reads as he introduced the 5 panelists with their chosen books. Here they are: Stephen Lewis defends The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood Wab Kinew defends The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Donovan Bailey defends Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan Samantha Bee defends Cockroach … Continue reading Canada Reads Top 5 2014