Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Canada Reads 2007 is Announced!

Thanks to Barbara for pointing this out to me (Barbara, whom I met through my blogs about Canada Reads last year, btw):

Canada Reads 2007 has been announced! I checked last week and saw the site hadn't been updated, but I wasn't been checking it out regularly. I misunderstood last year that the championship this year would be the winning panelists and their books from the past five years. Instead, only the panelists will be returning! Even though I was looking forward to hearing which book would have been picked (I was hoping Rockbound) it will be nice to hear all new arguments and get new books for Christmas.

Canada Reads 2007 will air Feb. 26- March 2.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

It WAS during Canada Reads that we met, wasn't it? Have you read any of the books? I really am interested to read Lullabies for Little Criminals and not just because John K Samson is the advocate.

John Mutford said...

No, I haven't read a single on eof these. In fact, I've only read one of the authors before, Gabrielle Roy's Tin Flute. This time around, I'm most interested in Natasha and Other Stories. I haven't read a short story collection in a while, but I usually really enjoy them. It is being championed by Steven Page though, and I didn't really like his previous pick, In The Skin of a Lion. Stanley Park is up there for me as well. It's been on my "to read" list for quite some time. Plus, it's being put forward by Jim Cuddy and I did enjoy his previous pick, The Last Crossing. No predictions yet, except that Natasha won't win. Short stories and poetry don't have a good track record on Canada Reads.