Monday, June 30, 2014

The 7th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - June Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)

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

52 comments:

Eric P said...

First on the board in June. With Unfamiliar Weather, I'm at 15/13. I have 3 more reviews I hope to get posted in June, whereas Two Solitudes will not be reviewed until July, even if I happen to get through the book in time.

If interested, do take a quick look at the previous post on my blog where I have a challenge; I am giving away a (used but unmarked) copy of Robert Kroetsch's The Studhorse Man as the prize.

Nicola Mansfield said...

This has me starting the month with 39/13. I'll have to try and at least make that an even 4-0.

Mary R. said...

Next Life is #13 for me.

John Mutford said...

21/12

Bill Selnes said...

I have now reached 13/13. I hope to add a couple more. Thank you for hosting the Challenge.

canadianbooksblog said...

Hi John,

I am 89/13.

Trying to reach 100 by the end of the month!

Talk to you soon, and have a GREAT weekend!
Irene

John Mutford said...

Mrs. Mike makes 22/12.

John Mutford said...

Eric: I'll definitely check that out.

Nicola: So close! You have to try.

Mary: You did it. Great job.

Bill: Great job to you as well. And thank you for participating!

Irene: You can do it!!!

Lisa said...

Shoeless Joe brings be to 9/13 - I haven't given up hope yet ;)

canadianbooksblog said...

Hi John,

I am at 90/13. Ten more books to be read. And I have them...so I am going on holidays to read....off to the cottage for 10 days tomorrow.

Talk to you all soon!
Have a GREAT weekend Canada!
Irene

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

#5 now.

Sarah Merchant said...

I keep forgetting to add my links, so I've added a few. I'm actually up to 17 books now.

Lisa said...

Coming Home makes 10/13 for me.

Teena in Toronto said...

Just read #31 ... the history of the Canadian flag.

Vittorio Flaviano said...

I'm reading the 11th.

Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #32 ... "That Night" by Chevy Stevens

leavesandpages.com said...

Breaking a too-long no-Canadian-reading drought to add Kevin Patterson's 1999 travel saga 'The Water in Between'. And it was excellent! This one puts me at #20.
~Barb (in B.C.)

Lisa said...

I'm inching closer, 11/13 now

canadianbooksblog said...

Hi John,

I MADE IT!!!! I am at 100/13!!

~ Can't wait for the next challenge!
Irene Roth

Bill Selnes said...

For the first time over. I am at 14 of 13.

Eric P said...

Generation X puts me at 16/13. I have two (or even 3) other reviews I hope to write, but it's kind of busy right now. (I'm actually moving at the end of the month!)

cmriedel said...

Guess who made it to 28? That's right. THIS Manitoban and I'm not done! Woohoo! I have a whole @hitload of webpages to update but visitors are always welcomed by me. Yours truly, Carolyn [ "Ethereal" | "My Kind Of Mystery" | "Gentle Spectrums" ] http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/riedelchallengesfaq/

Luanne said...

That Night puts me up to 20/13 with hopefully one more to come before July 1!

cmriedel said...

Have folks noticed: if a book has years worth of feedback at Amazon Canada, yours is too far down the list to get an URL? That's what happened with "Mariana" (#41). All it took was one 'helpful vote' and I'm on the screen! Would you please switch to this link for me? Merci mes amis! http://www.amazon.ca/review/R12L522XMPMMQZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0749007060&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books

sam lamb said...

i almost missed one from april - the nine lives of charlotte taylor by sally armstrong. that's 11/13, only two more left to post!

John Mutford said...

Fatty Legs and As Long as the Rivers Flow brings me to 24.

Eric P said...

With Doretta Lau's How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun I am at 18/13. I could go as high as 21 if I actually have time to write the reviews.

Otherwise, a good head start for July!

John Mutford said...

Ooops, I missed some. I'm actually up to 29.

cmriedel said...

I've read 31. :) I meant the URL for "Mariana" in link #41 needs to be switched to the following. I had nothing but a general Amazon URL, until a 'helpful vote' rose me to the top. I aim to hit 36 like last year. Happily gardening, Carolyn!

http://www.amazon.ca/review/R12L522XMPMMQZ/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0749007060&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=916520&store=books

Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #33!

Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #34.

sam lamb said...

i couldn't fit both titles into the link character count, but i've completed elephant in the sky by heather a. clark, and the other side of the bridge by mary lawson. 13/13 done!

thanks for another great challenge john!

John Mutford said...

No Ordinary Day makes 30.

cmriedel said...

If it's tricky to switch the URL in #41, how about deleting it? I'm antsy to correct the record before the alphabetized list is up. I don't mind re-entering "Mariana" with my upcoming batch. :)

Bill Selnes said...

I am now 15 of 13 and am trying to finish one more.

John Mutford said...

cmriedel: The link should be fixed now.

John Mutford said...

Annabel makes 31.

TracyK said...

I have added my final link for the 7th Annual challenge and my total is 10 of 13. Will be back for more in July.

cmriedel said...

Keep going, Tracy! I need 3 more too, for the goal I set; which is to do no fewer than last year. Either children's books, short stories, or poetry are the key! If you have "Hardy Boys" kicking around, a Canadian authored the first several. :-) Happy Canada day to all, from southern Manitoba! ~Carolyn~

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Happy to have completed 20/13 -
always enjoy this challenge, John!
Thanks for hosting & Congrats on your own reading accomplishments!

Nicola Mansfield said...

This is my final check-in for this year's challenge, giving me a final total of 41/13. Can't wait to start the next one.

jmisgro said...

That makes 21 for me! I will sign up for 2014-15, if you host this challenge again!

Teena in Toronto said...

Just finished #35.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Just squeezed in book #7, which I believe is a personal best. Fitting that it is sort of a sports book.

Luanne said...

Finishing up the 7th Challenge with a last entry bringing me to 21/13!

Teena in Toronto said...

Finishing the year with 36 ... tied with Challenge 4 for the most I've read!

Lisa said...

Whoot, I did it! Owls in the Family and Bad Guys gives me 13/13! Happy Canada Day everyone! I'm looking forward to a trip from the US home to NS this week :)

cmriedel said...

I have achieved my 34! I've been wanting to bring attention to Farley Mowat. I made a point of sampling him and loved "The Black Joke" (#54). Worthwhile are two limited gems you would be fortunate to encounter. "Reflections" (#85) features Manitoba and "Spring Floods" (#86) showed me British Columbia. My pallet is well fed this year. Happy July 1st to you too, Lisa and all! I'd love to see Nova Scotia again. I need a map of 'Lunenburg County' if there is such a thing! :) Sincerely, Carolyn. www.CMRiedel.wordpress.com

Bill Selnes said...

John: Squeezed one more in tonight to reach 16 of 13. Thank you for continuing to host the challenge.

Jo said...

Bonechiller by Graham McNamee makes book 11/13 for me. I read books 12 and 13 but I'm only now getting the chance to review them. =/

Jo said...

Apparently I never added book 10, Closet Confidential. But I did review it one time, so the link is here: http://ponderingthelibrary.blogspot.com/2014/05/closet-confidential.html

Melwyk said...

My Canadian Book Total for this year: 41. I was really hoping for 42 to match my age,but I just didn't get that last book reviewed!! Oh well, more for Year 8 :)