Thursday, August 07, 2008

Local Press

Thanks to the Yellowknife Public Library (especially William) for putting up a 2nd Canadian Book Challenge display:
As you can tell, it's already found a couple fans: (Actually, they're my kids.)

If you're curious, the books on display are as follows (from left to right, top to bottom):
1. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2. Late Nights On Air by Elizabeth Hay
3. Soucouyant by David Chariandy (William's Pick)
4. The Curse of The Shaman by Michael Kusugak
5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
6. How To Be A Canadian by Will and Ian Ferguson
7. Latitudes of Melt by Joan Clark
8. No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod
9. Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler
10. Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
11. Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
12. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
13. Dan McGrew, Sam McGee and Other Great Service by Robert Service
14. The Vanishing Point by W.O. Mitchell (William's Pick)
15. At The Altar by Lucy Maud Montgomery (William's Pick)
16. The Doctor's Wife by Brian Moore (William's Pick)
17. Black Robe by Brian Moore (William's Pick)
18. Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet Ravel (William's Pick)

As well, as I mentioned in my last post, I was interviewed by Peter Hope of the local CBC Radio. Unfortunately it's not online, but they're checking if they can provide me with a digital copy to share. My fingers are crossed!


Unknown said...

John, thanks for posting the pics. It would be easy for many local libraries to do the same.

And as for the press, the CBC interview sounds like it was a hoot.

The Challenge is getting lots of play.

As my family camped up and down the northern coast of Quebec I told everyone about the challenge. Expect some hits on the web statistics from Kansas, Lyon Frances, Shawinigan, Saint Tits, and all points in the middle.

I'll be posting all sorts of literary adventures on my blog when I get home.

And for sure I'll ask Mrs. Cohen at our Wakefield library is our library volunteers wouldn't love a ready-made display too!


Kathleen Molloy

John Mutford said...

Kathleen: It would be an easy display to replicate for sure, with libarians either picking some or all of the Canadian books themself.

The CBC interview was a lot of fun. Sort of short, but we covered a lot-- I mentioned you by the way, as well as the other authors that are participating.

Saint Tits?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's a brilliant display. Of course the adorable book models do not hurt the cause at all.

Well done Yellowknife Public Library!

Jodie Robson said...

Doesn't that look fantastic! what a great idea.

BookGal said...

Kids, books, and libraries. What a great picture!

Jo-Ann said...

Great display, maybe I will do one here at my library.