Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Canadian Book Challenge 3- The Prizes!

Here are just some of the prizes that will be up for grabs to people participating in the 3rd Canadian Book Challenge**. Please note that this post may be revised
from time to time as new prizes come up; so keep checking in! If you still haven't joined, follow the instructions in the sidebar.

1. The Bannock Baker's Dozen

The participant who reads the most books and leaves links for reviews up to and including July 1st, 2010, will receive a book* from each province and territory:
I. Newfoundland and Labrador- Death on the Ice by Cassie Brown
II. Prince Edward Island- The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook by Kate Macdonald and illustrated by Barbara Di Lella
III. Nova Scotia- Where White Horses Gallop by Beatrice MacNeil
IV. New Brunswick- Inter Alia by David Seymour
V. Quebec- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
VI. Ontario- Fifteen Days by Christie Blatchford
VII. Manitoba- The Retreat by David Bergen
VIII. Saskatchewan- The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
IX. Alberta- Ruby Tuesday by Mike Harrison (generously donated by Johnna Abdou)
X. British Columbia- Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor
XI. Yukon- Jack London's Dog by Dirk Wales and illustrated by Barry Moser
XII. Northwest Territories- White Bird Black Bird by Val Wake (generously donated and autographed by the author)
XIII. Nunavut- James Houston's Treasury of Inuit Legends

*Unless donated, these books are used but in great condition!

2. How Do I Love Poetry Prize

Generously donated by Brick Books, the person who reads the most poetry and leaves links for reviews up to and including July 1st, 2010 will receive:
I. one of my personal favourites, Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems by Randall Maggs
II. Hooked by Carolyn Smart
III. Love Outlandish by Barry Dempster

3. The Olympians!

For the participant who's read the most books by midnight February 28, 2010 (the last day of the Vancouver Olympics) and leaves links for reviews, comes a prize pack generously donated by Random House that highlights British Columbian authors and/or settings:
I. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley
II. Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
III. Border Songs by Jim Lynch
IV. Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane

As well, 3 runners up will receive Border Songs.

4. First Out Of The Gate

On August 1st, 2009 the very person to visit the 1st update post and leave a link to a reviewed book for the Canadian Book Challenge will receive Phantom Limb by Theresa Kishkan.

5. Fastest Tour Ever

The very first person to reach 13 books (and leave me links to all reviews), will receive this beautiful scarf designed and knit by Canadian Book Challenge participant Chris. If you start now you might just get it before the cold weather sets in!

6. The Long and The Short Of It

Generously donated by HarperCollins, the person who reads the most short story collections, by single or multiple authors (but all must be Canadian), up to and including July 1st, 2010, will receive copies of the following:
I. Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis
II. Leaning, Leaning Over Water by Francis Itani
III. We So Seldom Look On Love by Barbara Gowdy
IV. A Hard Witching by Jacqueline Baker
V. Forms of Devotion by Diane Schoemperlen

Most of these are from the HarperCollins "Summer Is Short" promotion. Check it out!

(**In the event of a tie for these prizes, a random winner will be drawn.)


Wanda said...

Change is good; keeps things interesting. Cool new contests, great new prizes and John .. wow, love the new look!

Teddy Rose said...

Looks great! Also, much easier than trying to organize monthy prizes and giveaways.

B.Kienapple said...

Terrific! The Nymph and the Lamp might be a good one for NS, if it can be procured.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

While I doubt I will win any of the prizes, I applaud you for offering them.

I'm going to try to read one more than I did for the past challenge.

Remi said...

Man, this thing is becoming an institution. Nice.

Lahni said...

All I can think of, after reading the first prize title, is "Yumm...bannock."

John Mutford said...

The winner of the scarf, and the first to reach 13, is Kailana!