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Canada Reads Finale

What an amazing day at Canada Reads!  Congratulations to Mark Sakamoto whose compelling family story, Forgiveness has been deemed the one book that Canadians should read to open their eyes!  The winning book was defended by fashion icon Jeanne Becker … Continue reading

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After the Finale: Canada Reads

It is no surprise that I enjoyed Canada Reads!  It will be a quiet week next week without the excitement of debates.  I appreciated reading all 5 books, grumbled, laughed and pondered the debate discussions and topped the week off … Continue reading

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Finale Recap: Canada Reads

It has been an exciting week for book lovers across Canada!  Over a million listeners have tuned in to Canada Reads to witness the drama, frustration, excitement, passion, laughter and enthusiasm for 5 great books.  Many Canadians have been reading and … Continue reading

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Finale – Pre-show: Canada Reads

By now, everyone knows that Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis is the 2017 winner of Canada Reads.  This exciting, engaging battle of the books was waged with 5 dedicated defenders each promoting great Canadian Literature.  Each day was full of … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Book Day 2018!!!

It is a beautiful day to celebrate Canada Book Day!  Pick up your favourite book and enjoy! Grab a classic like Anne of Green Gables, reread a Canadian Classic like Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale.  Revisit a book that you read … Continue reading

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Canada Reads

Canada Reads is an exciting time of year for CanLit lovers!  It combines the passion of literary contests with the excitement and strategy of a game show.  Does the best written book win?  The most popular book?  Perhaps not, books … Continue reading

Canada Reads Day 2

Sadly, I was not in the studio audience for Day 2 and like many Canadians had to listen to the excitement following a busy day at the office.  During the day, it was very difficult to avoid the results of … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Day 1

It was inspiring to be part of the live studio audience of the 17th annual Canada Reads, also known as the “great Canadian book debate” and “the title fight”.  It was terrific to meet up with May and with Rainey, a CanadianContent … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: Let the Debates Begin!

Canada Reads is an exciting time of year for CanLit lovers!  It combines the passion of literary contests with the excitement and strategy of a game show.  Does the best written book win?  The most popular book?  Perhaps not, books … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: BPL Edition

Canada Reads:  BPL Edition has inspired, prepared and motivated a group of readers for CBC’s Canada Reads. It has helped the audience to consider which book is the one book to open your eyes and deserves to be the “literary survivor“. … Continue reading

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