Thursday, March 04, 2010

Canada Also Reads- Place Your Votes!

Have you been following Canada Also Reads over at the National Post's Afterword Blog? Starting on Monday, 8 panelists defended their choice of book, a book we'd recommend for Canadians to (also) read.

In case you missed it, on Monday I made my case for Steve Zipp's Yellowknife and Steven Beattie went to bat for Mark Antony Jarman's My White Planet.

On Tuesday, Zoe Whittall defended Stacey May Fowles' Fear of Fighting (illustrated by Marlena Zuber) and Andy Maize defended Terry Fallis's Best Laid Plans.

On Wednesday, Tish Cohen pushed for Cathy Marie Buchanan's The Day The Falls Stood Still and Neil Smith stood up for Jessica Grant's Come, Thou Tortoise.

And today, Jacob McArthur Mooney (for Leon Rooke's The Last Shot) and Lisa Pasold (for Jocelynne Allen's You and the Pirates) rounded out the competition.

Have you read any of these books? Feel free to plead your case either for or against below. But even if you haven't, which of these books are you most curious about or excited to read? Make your way to the virtual voting booth now!

I believe you can vote once a day and the voting stops at 1pm (EST), March 12. The winner will be announced March 15.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will you be slapping people on the back and kissing babies? Or perhaps vice versa?

John Mutford said...

Barbara: The last time I kissed babies things didn't work out so well. Maybe you're onto something with your slapping babies idea. And of course, kissing back. Sweet, sweet back.