Friday, November 30, 2012

The 6th Canadian Book Challenge- November Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)


PRIZE ALERT!!! If your link falls at #30 or #60 in the above link this month, you will win the latest Leaders and Legacies book, Showdown at Border Town, written by Caroline Woodward and published by Fireside Publishing:

56 comments:

leavesandpages said...

Reading "419" right now! And I even started it BEFORE the Giller Winner was announced, because I was intrigued after reading the other reviews on this site. About 3/4 finished and quite enjoying it. A review shall follow in a day or two.

Heather said...

I'm yet to launch in this challenge. Though I have read some books, awaiting reviews. I did want to share a post on my blog where I have posted two videos of my daughter introducing authors Evan Munday and Allan Stratton. These are from the Eden Mills Writer's Festival September 2012.

Linda said...

Just added my 8th book. It's a memoir by Wpg. author Roswitha Scharf-Desserault.

Jules said...

And I think I'm finally caught up in reviews. Read 30/13 so far. Now I can get caught up in reading reviews, so you know my TBR list can grow even bigger.

leavesandpages said...

With 419 and The Story Girl, I'm at #s 26 & 27. And more to come! Holy smoke - there are *lot* of Canadian books all around. And all these reviews by others make the want-t-read list longer & longer & longer... :-)
~Barb in B.C.

Shan said...

The Imposter Bride puts me at 10/13

Mary R. said...

I just added my 3rd review, which puts me in the Donair category which is awesome because I love Donair. I have a couple other Canadian books in the queue for this month though, so I may not stay at this level. Have to see how November goes.

Shonna said...

The Emperor of Paris puts me at 9.

John Mutford said...

Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies by Reneltta Arluk is my 14th review for the challenge.

pussreboots said...

I'm at 9 books read now. http://pussreboots.pair.com/blog/2012/comments_06/canada_book_challenge_06.html

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Added my link for Sussex Drive by Linda Svendsen, which puts me at Kraft Dinner (ew yuck!).

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

And wow John, your list is impressive! I love seeing lesser-known titles in challenges, they always pique my curiosity.

gypsysmom said...

Yay, I'm a delicious, chocolatey Nanaimo bar. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt is my 9th read for the challenge.

Gavin said...

Made it to Double, Double. Hight Chicago is number 5.

sam lamb said...

Added Mercy Among the Children and February, bringing me up to 7/13.

Linda said...

Have added my 9th book - a cute children's picture book, written by my sister.

Nicola Mansfield said...

19/13

Swordsman said...

Just finished #7, Argo. Now on to a worthwhile book

gypsysmom said...

Now I'm Canadian bacon (which incidentally I just had for lunch) with my 10th read for the challenge: The Factory Voice by Jeanette Lynes

Bill Selnes said...

I have reached 5 on this year's challenge.

Jo said...

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie makes 8/13

Jo said...

Blood Bath & Beyond makes 9/13

Perogyo said...

Just added my 21st and 22nd.

rasiqra/revulva said...

just added book 11 (brian joseph davis' portable altamont)! i have one more in the queue (soon to be two) i hope to get to before this month is over.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

ok, too fun - just read the prize announcement as i hit the 'enter' for my review #30!
ty John!
looking fwd to that prize book :)

and now off to enjoy some 'yellow peasoup' at level 6..;)

Luanne said...

This makes 10/13

Peggy said...

This puts me at 4/13. I better get going! Found a vintage author I am excited to get started on!

Luanne said...

11/13 with C.C. Benison's latest cozy.

Mary R. said...

Kids Book of Canada makes 2 so far in November and 4/13 overall.

Shan said...

I am at 11/13 with Beware This Boy

Nicola Mansfield said...

I'm at 20/13

Braedonnal MacInnis said...

I am at 7/13. This time I reviewed a different sci-fi author than Robert J. Sawyer!

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

I've reached Bannock (8 I think) with Above All Things by Tanis Rideout.

gypsysmom said...

In November I've moved from sweet to savory to sparkling (as in Canada Dry gingerale) because A Good Man is my eleventh read for the challenge.

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 10 finished now.

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

I am up to 6/13 now.

Eric P said...

Fake Paul: 8/13 (quite a long review for a fairly short book)

Nicola Mansfield said...

21/13 for me now.

Got lucky on that one, just narrowly escaped having to own a book about Paul Martin (sigh of relief). The way is open now though for those who have been waiting. Link #60 is gonna be the winner!

John Mutford said...

As I like to read one book from each province and territory, and at least 13 from the North, here's my progress so far:

Northern Reads:
1. Renallta Arluk- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
2. Edith Iglauer- Denison's Ice Road
3. Mike Vlessides- The Ice Pilots
4. Tyler heal- The Times Behind the Signs
5. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain
6. Eric Wilson- The Inuk Mountie Adventure
7. Neil Christopher and Alan Neal- Ava and the Little Folk

Canada Wide:
Ontario:
1. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain
2. Victoria Dunn- Alice Hearts Welsh Zombies
3. Joseph Boyden- Through Black Spruce
4. Susanna Moodie- Roughing it in the Bush
5. Paul Glennon- Bookweird
6. Jeff Lemire- Sweet Tooth, Out of the Woods
7. Michelle Wan- Deadly Slipper

Northwest Territories
8. Tyler Heal- Sign of the Times
9. Reneltta Arluk- Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
10. Mike Vlessides - The Ice Pilots
11. Edith Iglauer- Denison's Ice Road

Newfoundland and Labrador
12. Greg Malone- You Better Watch Out
13. Sharon E. McKay- Charlie Wilcox

The Yukon
14. Vicky Delany- Gold Mountain

Quebec
15. Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon- The Pride of Baghdad

British Columbia
16. Douglas Coupland- Shampoo Planet
17. Keith Morgan- Ruta's Closet

Nunavut
18. Eric Wilson- the Inuk Mountie Adventure
19. Neil Christopher and Alan Neal- Ava and the Little Folk

Saskatchewan
20. Beth Goobie- Jason's Why

New Brunswick
21. Corey Redekop- Husk

For my own personal goal I still have to read 6 more books from North of 60, and books from Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and PEI. Still a ways to go!

John Mutford said...

Congrats to Sharon and Irene for being #s 30 and 60 respectively and winning this month's prize!

Heather said...

HI John,
i hve posted links for books 1-3
1 - Wildings by Charles de Lint
2 - Deadly Slipper by Michelle Wan
3 - The Boat Who Wouldn't Float by Farley Mowat

I noticed that I left and earlier comment, but forgot to include a link, My daughter introduced two authors at the Eden Mills Writers Festival in September. I recorded them and have posted the videos on my blog: they are Evan Munday and Allan Stratton.
http://www.heatherpearson.com/2012/10/eden-mills-writers-festival.html

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

7/13 now!

Eric P said...

The Blue Dragon -- a graphic novel adaptation of a Robert LePage play -- brings me to 9/13. I think I'll stop at Nanaimo Bar for this month.

Jules said...

Book 32 for me. I've been neglecting my reviews. Doh. Tis the season to neglect my reviews!

Swordsman said...

Just an enjoyable 8th book for the challenge by Rick Mercer

Kate said...

4 more reviews posted this week - 419 by Will Ferguson, Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie, Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs, and Y by Marjorie Celona. Yes, I had a beach holiday this week with lots of time for reading and reviewing!

That will take me to a total of 5 books so far.

Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #10 ... a true story about a dog in Alberta.

http://www.teenaintoronto.com/2012/11/book-on-tobys-terms-2011-charmaine.html

Perogyo said...

Just added four more picture books to take my total up to 26. I feel like such a cheater compared to everyone else reading adult books!

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Up to 8/13!

Luanne said...

Just finished Beware This Boy by Maureen Jennings for 12/13!

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

I've added book #9, Risking it All by Jennifer Schmidt, which brings me to Nanaimo Bar! Yum, nanaimos....

pussreboots said...

I've finished #11 for this challenge.

Nicola Mansfield said...

That puts me at 22/13 for the end of November.

Heather said...

HI John,
Added #4 , Baseball Bats for Christmas by Michael Kusugak.

leavesandpages said...

Hi John,
"White Mist" puts me at #33. I'd hoped to squeeze in another one, Kit Pearson's juvenile novel "The Daring Game", but I stalled out on it, so it will be a December entry.
Onward & upward! ~Barb

Braedonnal MacInnis said...

I'm now at 8/13 with another great Canadian science fiction.