Canada Reads 2010 announcement.
The Canada Reads contenders were announced this morning.
1. The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
2. Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
3. Generation X by Douglas Coupland
4. Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner
5. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. I wanted at least one book on the list that I hadn't heard of.
Of the five, I've read one (Coupland), I own another (MacDonald), and I've put holds on the rest at the library.
Actually... I put holds on only two of the books originally. When I checked at noon, the third was available at my library. I planned to pick it up later in the afternoon but when I checked again around 3:30pm, it was already gone. I put a hold on it then and I'm now 9th in line. I didn't expect that to happen so soon.
On an unrelated note, the wheel in my mouse is misbehaving and it's making me a little bit crazy. I tried cleaning it (which was not easy) but it didn't really help.
On another unrelated note, J & L are still sick.