Friday, March 21, 2008

The Canadian Book Challenge

I just found the Canadian Book Challenge and joined.

The rules are simple. Read 13 Canadian books (books by Canadians and/or about Canadians) before Canada Day (July 1). Make sure to blog about each one! Participants will have their name entered in for some kick-ass prizes. Well, not really. If you've ever seen a Canadian gameshow, you know we're not big on monetary rewards.

Since the challenge started in October, I've read nine Canadian books:

"Duty: The Life of a Cop" - Julian Fantino

"Last Resort: A Memoir" - Linwood Barclay

"Bad Move" - Linwood Barclay

"Lone Wolf" - Linwood Barclay

"Toronto: Then & Now" - Mike Filey and Rosalind Tosh

"Stone Rain" - Linwood Barclay

"Bad Guys" - Linwood Barclay

"The Song of Kahunsha" - Anosh Irani

"Only in Canada You Say: A Treasury of Canadian Language" - Katherine Barber


Christine said...

Hi! I read anything and everything - and as soon as I am done a book, I start a new one. I spend about 2 minutes at the end to think if I liked it or whether or not I would want to buy it - but then move on. Lol.

The cleanse sounds great. I tried a little something like that before I got married in '06 - failed of course after 4 days. Very interested to hear more on how you do. :))))

As for the Bay City Rollers. I remember playing my mothers 8 track and loving "Love and Roll Love Letter" - I guess my mom had them and I had New Kids on the Block. :))

John Mutford said...

Again, thanks for joining the Canadian Book Challenge. You just officially joined, but only have 4 to go!

Amber said...

I'm not quite sure when exactly I happened upon your site. It was awhile ago. I think you were or had read some of the same books i had read so it tweaked my interest.

Anyhow, I just picked up a book that I think will be very interesting and will fit into your theme. You may want to check it out.

In the Eyes of Anahita by Hugo Bonjean

It has been on the Canadaian BestSellers List.