Category Archives: Canada Reads

28. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)

Fifteen Dogs has been a prolific winner, taking home the prize for the 2017 Canada Reads, the 2015 Giller Prize and the 2015 Rogers Trust Award.  After enjoying the final debate of Canada Reads and meeting Andre Alexis, I decided to … Continue reading

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Fun Facts: Canada Reads

This will be my last  Canada Reads post of the season and will include some other interesting details from the week that did not make it into other blog posts but are interesting to share: Measha had the spines cut … 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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Day 3 Recap: Canada Reads

It was another exciting episode of Canada Reads as the debaters shared their feelings, their frustrations and exemplified dedication to their chosen books.  At times, the discussions became quite personal, heated and defensive yet the conversation kept the audience engaged … Continue reading

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Day 2 Recap: Canada Reads

I just finished watching the Day 2 recap and have to admit that I am still feeling a bit bruised after The Break, which I thought was the strongest book, was voted off.  It is clear that strategic voting and personal politics … Continue reading

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Day 1 Recap: Canada Reads

Almost 12 hours after The Break was voted off Canada reads, I am still shocked.  To me, it is the book that all Canadian’s need to read to understand the impact of colonialism on indigenous families so that we can … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Barbara McEwan with Madeline Ashby

Thank you to Barbara McEwan, a Calgary mom who balances a husband and 4-year old son with her job as an environmental scientist but still finds time to read!  I have ‘met’ Barbara through the CanadianContent Goodreads group and enjoy discussing CanLit with … Continue reading

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24. The Break (Katherena Vermette)

It is no secret that I am excited for the Canada Reads debates which start tomorrow!  I saved The Break for last since it was the book that I was most interested in reading.  It truly is the book that I … Continue reading

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