Category Archives: Canada Reads

Canada Reads 2020

While the CBC studio was devoid of book loving spectators, it was full of discussion, passion, strong personalities…  and 5 great books!  Canada Reads is a wonderful event that is part game show and part literary event which gets Canadians … Continue reading

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20. Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (Coles, Megan Gail)

As everyone knows, I am a HUGE fan and supporter of Canada Reads.  Each year the CBC chooses 5 defenders who each choose a book to debate in the gameshow/literary prize program which I look forward to.  Canada Reads inspires … Continue reading

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9. Love Lives Here (Amanda Jette Knox)

Wow!!  What a loving family. I am thankful that they were willing to share their story, their challenges, their knowledge and their love with others. The author, Amanda, endured struggles in her teens – with bullying, alcohol.  She got treatment, … Continue reading

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7. We Have Always Been Here (Samra Habib)

For anyone who has been following this blog, you will know that I am a HUGE fan of Canada Reads!  It is an amazing celebration of Canadian authors as 5 defenders sit around a table in the CBC studio and … Continue reading

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2. From the Ashes (Jesse Thistle)

The hardships and lessons in From the Ashes linger in my mind.  The book was a brutally honest account of the generational devastation of an Metis family impacted by the lasting effects of colonialism.  Jesse and his brothers were abandoned … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 3

Canada Reads is down to the final two.  Both books are non-fiction and both tell harrowing tales, one of the horror of the Holocaust and the other the plight of a young refugee whose family had fled Iraq to the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 2

Day 2 was full of great discussion and I was sad to see Suzanne be voted off.  Although it was difficult to like the actions and decisions of Suzanne, it was a book that did move me to consider the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads: Day 1

Canada Reads is the most exciting “book holiday” of my year!!  I love the focus on CanLit, the competition, the strategy and the game show antics.  I have enjoyed reading the books (well, most of them) and am so excited … Continue reading

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43. Dance, Gladys, Dance (Cassie Stocks)

As followers are well aware, I LOVE Canada Reads.  I love the lead up to the event, reading books from the long list, reading ALL the books from the short-list,  following the event and best of all attending this literary … 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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