Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The 5th annual Canadian Book Challenge- August Roundup (Sticky Post- for most recent post scroll down)






How to add your link:
1. Click on the icon above
2. Add a link to your review. (Please link to your specific review, not an entire webpage.)
3. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book, such as John Mutford (Anne of Avonlea)

Also, in the comment section below, tell me your grand total so far. (ex. This brings me up to 1/13)

82 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

I didn't realize that the links close as of the end of each month so just added my July book under August.

So I've read 1 Canadian book so far.

Medea said...

5/13 for me

Gavin said...

I lost track of the fact that we were to add our links throughout the month so am adding my July reviews to August. I'll not make that mistake again!

Gavin said...

Oops, I read two books in July...

raidergirl3 said...

The first 3 are my July reads. Oops. I have one more review from July, and I'm reading my 5th book for the challenge already.
But my total for July, with reviews, was 3.

Jules said...

This is a review (Room) for July, but just got the chance to write it now. I'v read 5/13 so far.

bookmarksandteacups said...

I'm up to 3/13 now. I actually read & posted this one in July but just realized that I neglected to add the link here! Better late than never :)
~Kristin

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't add their July books in July :)

Sarah said...

I'm up to 4/13 now.

Sarah said...

Up to 5/13

Irene said...

Hi there,

This will be my third book review. I am really enjoying the challenge and reading Canadian authors.

~ Irene

bookmarksandteacups said...

4/13 now
~Kristin

Shonna said...

I was off to a slow start for Canadian, but had several on the go. I'm up to 4 now and still have a couple on the go.

Gavin said...

I'm up to 3/13 now.

Bybee said...

Off to a slow start, but now that I've got that first one done, I feel as if I'm finally on my way.

Luanne said...

I just returned from vacation, so I'm adding my one July book to this August linky.

1. Never Knowing by Chevy Steven

which lands me in McLure's Pond in PEI - where I went on holidays!

Luanne said...

Stevens

Wanda said...

4/13 for me.

Kathy: Your link for 'The Stone Carvers' isn't working...

John Mutford said...

Wanda: I've fixed it for her. Thanks for letting us know!

John Mutford said...

10/13

Medea said...

6/13
I'm interested to hear your thoughts, John, since I know you didn't like Drumheller Dinosaur Dance.

John Mutford said...

11/13

Luanne said...

Up to two now!

2.The Accident by Linwood Barclay

John Mutford said...

12/13

Wanda said...

5/13

Shonna said...

6/13

raidergirl3 said...

6/13

Steve Zipp said...

Sorry I messed up my entry. The name of the book is The Cunning Man, my second.

bookmarksandteacups said...

5/13
- Kristin

John Mutford said...

13/13

Shonna said...

7/13

John Mutford said...

Just so I can keep track for myself: I plan on doing 1 from each province and territory, to total 13. PLUS, 13 from north of 60 (i.e., just books set in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and/or the Yukon). SO my finale should, at the very least be 26/13.

Province/Territory Track
1. Yukon: Gold Diggers
2, 3, 4 Ontario: Ossuaries, The Bite of the Mango, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
5, 6, 7 British Columbia: The Tiger, Tamarac, The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam
8. Nova Scotia: Play the Monster Blind
9. Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
10. Nunavut: Far Arden
11. PEI: Bannock, Beans, and Black Tea

Left to complete: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta (6 more)

North of 60 track
1. Yukon: Missed Her
2. Nunavut: An Arctic Man

(11 more to go)

Total left: 17

pooker said...

Wait for me! I'm at 2/13 so far.

Melissa said...

Hey There!

Well, count me in from Quebec!

Hoping that you don't mind that I added my July books under August like Teena has. I keep track of all Can Lit reads throughout the year on my blog, and I'm at 18 for the year so far. This is a great initiative!

John Mutford said...

Melissa: Hi and welcome! To you and everyone else that added their July books in August, that's totally okay!

KS said...

This brings me up to 4/13 :)

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

4/13 - have just joined so they are not from august which seems to be common ") pleased to have found you & all the participants!
thanks for the challenge..

pooker said...

That makes 3/13 for me now.

John Mutford said...

14/13

Luanne said...

3/13

Swordsman said...

Just posted my 1rst of the month and 3rd book of the year.

Teddy Rose said...

I just added my first book read and reviewed.

pooker said...

4/13 now!

John Mutford said...

15/13

Kathy McDonald said...

Hi John: Up to six books of 13 now!! This is a great challenge and I am really appreciating the focus on Canadian authors. Thanks again.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

now at 5/13...

Shonna said...

8/13

Nicola said...

That makes a total of 3 for me. Starting off slowly this year!

Shonna said...

9/13 The Water Man's Daughter was wonderful!

pooker said...

5/13

pooker said...

6/13

Wanda said...

6/13

Teena in Toronto said...

2/13

Jules said...

Wow! Everyone is doing so well, I thought I'd be ahead in the game just posted my 6th book. 6/13 so far.

John Mutford said...

16/13

pooker said...

Humming along to 7/13.

Irene said...

Hi There,

I just posted one more review. Will have one more within a few days. I was on holidays. I am up to 4/13.

~ Irene

Kathy McDonald said...

7/13 now John.
Do you still read this much during the year??!!
Thanks!!

John Mutford said...

Kathy: I'm a teacher and I didn't travel anywhere this summer, that's why my count is high at the moment. I just started work again today, so that'll slow WAYYYY down from here on in.

Nicola said...

4/13 as of Aug. 26

Bybee said...

Aaargh! I screwed up my link...I meant to add "Robert Munsch books".

Shonna said...

10/13 Alone in the Classroom was a good read that was character-centred.

Shonna said...

11/13 The Deserters is a great start to a new series showing Canada's history.

Sarah said...

Almost forgot to update: up to 6/13 not.

raidergirl3 said...

I am up to 8/13.

Shonna said...

12/13 Raising Orion is a book I could hardly put down.

Her Royal Orangeness said...

HRO Total for August: 2/13

Teena in Toronto said...

3/13

Teena in Toronto said...

4/13

Shonna said...

13/13 Mennonites Don't Dance is a collection of stories around the theme of families. Great read.

thecaptivereader said...

5/13 now!

John Mutford said...

17/13

Medea said...

7/13 for me

Melissa said...

Yeah! I'm at 5/13!

And I had set a goal for myself to read 20 Can Lit books between Jan 1st and Dec 31st, and I just met that yesterday!

Teena in Toronto said...

5/13

Gavin said...

I'm now at 4/13.

Kathy McDonald said...

Hi John - Teach high school? So you still have to read a lot, but not necessarily fiction of your own choosing! I'm at 8 of 13 for now.

Melwyk said...

With that last review just in, I am now at 7/13. Thanks!

pooker said...

One last one gives me 8/13.

Teena in Toronto said...

6/13

Melissa said...

Wow, 102 books for the month of August! That's fantastic!

Is anyone else using Shelfari to keep track of their reading? I'm using it - and have been for a while - and I've just punched in my current goal of 13 before next Canada Day. It's a good way to keep track of everything that I read. If you've never heard of it, just google Shelfari and it should come up with the website. It's just a great tool for keeping track of books read, book to be read, and all your reading goals!

Happy September reading everyone!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Melissa, I use AllConsuming to keep track of my books (I have the gadget on my blog) because it also tracks the movies and albums I listen to.