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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...

Day 5 of Canada Reads 2009 - The Outlander was eliminated at the top of the show with three votes against. Fruit received the other two votes. I was three for three at that point. It was pretty clear what was going to happen next. Jian said...

Day 4 of Canada Reads 2009 - After the tie-breaking vote was cast by Sarah Slean, The Fat Woman Next Door Is Pregnant went back on the shelf with three votes against. It was what I hoped would happen but I was still surprised. Also receiving votes...

Day 3 of Canada Reads 2009 - And Mercy Among the Children is eliminated with three votes against. The other two votes were against The Book of Negroes and The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant. The Outlander is looking strong. It's certainly the most accessible and...

Day 2 of Canada Reads 2009 and other nonsense - Today on Canada Reads, Avi Lewis said that The Book of Negroes "never once feels for a second like a historical novel." Seriously, Avi? That's exactly what it feels like and that's what it should feel like. From the way...

Crazy neighbour update and the book thing again - When we were watching the news tonight, I mentioned to L that I hadn't heard the crazy neighbour yelling recently. That's when she remembered to tell me that he was arrested. She wasn't sure for what. Day one of Canada...

Canada Reads 2009 - Ice and I went to a local version of Canada Reads last night. Brian Francis was there to present his own book, Fruit, and four other people from the area presented the rest of the books. Francis was entertaining and...

Undecorating, Canada Reads, and hockey - I took down the Christmas decorations today. The lights on the tree were a pain in the ass this year and some ornaments seemed to be mysteriously missing. But whatever, it's done. I finally got around to checking the library's...

Snow day #7 (2007-8) - L was thrilled, K was disappointed because she was supposed to have a basketball tournament today, J was indifferent. So, Canada Reads didn't finish up the way I thought it should. Zaib Shaikh made Not Wanted on the Voyage sound...

Saving Jasey by Diane Tullson - Another review by K! As usual, one of the panelists on Canada Reads is really annoying me. And I miss Bill. I'm 2 for 2 on the eliminations although I think Icefields will be booted next. Also, I added...

Canada Reads 2008: My rankings - This is how I think Canada Reads should finish up (winner first). It probably won't but hey, I was right last year. Maybe they'll surprise me again. 1. Not Wanted on the Voyage – Timothy Findley I can't believe I...

Canada Reads 2008 - The Canada Reads list was announced today and the competition will be held from February 25th to 29th. I was volunteering at the school when the announcement was made so I didn't hear any of the discussion, unfortunately. These are...