Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And then there were five...

I'm so stoked right now. My nomination, Jeff Lemire's Essex County will be debated in CBC's 2011 Canada Reads. How sweet is that. The first time a graphic novel has been included.

And, while I maintain that they needn't go with celebrities, they did actually pick people that I've heard of this time (well 3 of them anyway). And if they're going to go with celebrities, the one defending Essex County is pretty cool. It's Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and you know the track record that rock stars have with the program...

Go Sara! Go Jeff! Go Essex County!

5 comments:

Allison said...

Huzzah! So nice to see a graphic novel in the mix.

Kate said...

Yay! I was excited for you when I heard the announcement on the radio this morning, and now I can't wait to read Essex County (my copy arrived in the mail late last week)!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I was very pleased to hear this. You sure know how to pick em.

And yes, rock stars have an excellent track record with Canada Reads. But is Sara Quin really the next John K Samson? We shall see.

raidergirl3 said...

I thought of you when I saw the books. I wonder how George Laroque will make out. Hopefully better than his skating was.

I just finished Ghost Stories (Volume 2) and it was very good. I'll get the first one in a couple weeks, and I expect they'll order the full book soon. They are usually great at getting all the Canada Reads books.

Teddy Rose said...

I was so excited when I heard the news. I was think yes, John and the power of book bloggers. Yes we can!