Category Archives: Canada Reads

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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Canada Reads Trailers

By this point, everyone knows that I am excited for the Canada Reads debates to start on Monday.  I am hoping to finish my reading over the weekend but in the meantime, am sharing the link to the trailers of … Continue reading

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Who is looking forward to Canada Reads?

Canada Reads is quickly approaching.  The CBC site has a lot of great content posted here and there is much discussion about the 5 books that are competing to be the one book that all Canadian’s should read. Which books have … Continue reading

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