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

3 comments:

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 http://intheeyesofanahita.com/

It has been on the Canadaian BestSellers List.