I usually do this post on Canada Day, as it's the official beginning of the annual Canadian Book Challenge, but this July 1st I'm going to be vacationing (in Newfoundland), and so I wanted to make sure I got the word out before hand.
First off, here's the brand spankin' new logo, the official logo of the 6th Canadian Book Challenge:
A huge thanks to Sarah (Pussreboots) for designing this logo for us. A mountie, the maple leaf, the colours, an homage to one of my favourite Canadian graphic novelists-- Jeff Lemire, I was so pleased when Sarah submitted this to my logo contest. For her efforts, Sarah will receive this awesome prize pack, kindly donated by Anansi Press:
Zoe Whittall- Holding Still For As Long As Possible
Bill Gaston- The Good Body
Kathleen Winter- Annabel
Another reason, I really love the logo is the donut. It fits perfectly with my food theme I was planning on using to tally our book progress. In the past I've used various themes such as highest peaks per province, largest lakes, etc, to track how many books we've read (ex. 13 or more books took you to Mount Logan). This time, using the results from survey completed by Canadian Book Challenge participants (5th edition), the results will go as follows and will track your progress in the sidebar accordingly:
13 or more books read: Maple Syrup (the highest vote getter)
11: Canada Dry Ginger Ale
10: Canadian bacon
9: Nanaimo bars
7: Kraft dinner
6: Yellow pea soup
5: Double double
4: Moosehead beer
1: Fish and brewis
So, if you plan on signing up for the 6th Canadian Book Challenge, make sure you send me an email with the subject "Sign me up!" [jmutford (at) hotmail (dot) com]. A more detailed sign-up post will follow shortly, for those who are new to the challenge and want more details.
Please, steal the above logo, stick in your sidebar, and spread the word!