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Friday, April 07, 2006

Freestyle Survey



I'm not sure that this counts for anything but CBC Radio's Freestyle is doing a survey to see how their male audience differs from their female audience in terms of favourite books.
I always have trouble picking favourites. It's pretty fluid for me and often just depends on the mood I'm in. However, there's a small handful that come to mind more often. But since the rules indicate that we can name just one, I'll suggest Mordecai Richler's Barney's Version. Though it's a tough call between that and Wayne Johnston's Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Oh well, it's a pretty arbitrary ranking anyway.
What will you suggest (if any)? You can email your pick to freestyle@cbc.ca just make sure to put "My Best Book" in the subject line. It closes next Tuesday and the results will be revealed on Thursday (April 13).

3 comments:

Robert said...

I've been thinking about this since this afternoon and I still don't know though Colony was my immediate first choice.

There are too many books. How can a reader pick just one?

Robert said...

i missed the episode but read the list online, I see my pick didn't make the shortlist for either male or female... Canada's favorite books are not my favorite books. I wonder how many people participated.

John Mutford said...

No great surprises. Jane Austen on the female side? Can't say I'm shocked. Though I was a little surprised to see Grapes of Wrath on the male side. Not that it's not a good book, I just didn't think people cared about it anymore.