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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The 8th 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")

43 comments:

cmriedel said...

I have managed to read 40 Canadian books. Today's e-mail missed LYN HAMILTON, whom I last commented is a must have Canadian great for the next theme. I look forward to seeing it. Consent to rejoin is included, as RIEDEL Fascination at this same blog page.

There's a horribly hard milestone for us to face at the end of July (our young kitty, Love). But may all of you and us have a blessed summer. There is hope and relief in every flower. Yours sincerely, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-canadian/

Shan said...

I keep forgetting to leave my grand total and I haven't done it for a few months, so now I'm up to 31 books, which is a huge jump from my last check-in.

Mary R. said...

I am now at 10/13 and picked up a stack of Canadian books from the library today. I think I can make it to 13 by the end of the month.

Bill Selnes said...

Up to 17/13

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I just reviewed my 7th book. That's a Robertson screwdriver - my favourite!

Swordsman said...

Ontario Beer makes this book number 14

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Added #14 + 15 - One a new to me Canadian author, Susan Anne Mason, doesn't publish til July.
The other MC Beaton's newest Hamish Macbeth mystery release, with the antagonists and cause being Canadian - surprise I didn't know until into the story...

Mary R. said...

An excellent Toronto legal thriller by Robert Rotenberg brings me to 11/13.

John Mutford said...

32/24

Steve said...

It's oddly satisfying to reach the Zipper level with my 6th book, Einstein Wrote Back.

leavesandpages.com said...

Mazo de la Roche's vintage-family-saga bestseller Jalna and Feenie Ziner's mother-son examination Within This Wilderness bring me up to 6/13.

AngelaLaughing said...

The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro and Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani are books 10 and 11 for me!

Bill Selnes said...

18/13 with 20 days to go.

cmriedel said...

Further to the personal bits I shared above, let's raise my score to 50! The Canadian authors I've read since I've had a blog, may alphabetically be perused here. *Carolyn*. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-canadian/

leavesandpages.com said...

High Bright Buggy Wheels puts me at 7/13. More coming as I play last-month-of-the challenge catch-up.

Nicola Mansfield said...

And that brings me to a finish! with 35/13 and I accomplished my personal goal with 13/13 of those being Dear Canada books. I might squeeze in one mre Canadian author before the end of the month but we'll have to see.

Irene Roth said...

Hi John,

I am at 108/13.

Talk to you soon!

Happy reading all!

Irene

leavesandpages.com said...

The Last Canadian puts me at 8/13. More to come! I think I'll hit my 13...
Barb in B.C.

Mary R. said...

I just linked my 12th book. I am almost done reading #13, so I think I am going to make it to the finish line with 13 books.

John Mutford said...

33/24

pussreboots said...

I'm up to 27 now.

pussreboots said...

Now at 28.

Mary R. said...

A volume of Margaret Atwood stories brings me to 13/13 before Canada Day. On to the 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge!

AngelaLaughing said...

This makes 12/13 for me. I have 14 days left--I think I can. I think I can.

cmriedel said...

Make that 54 books of Canadian literature! I try to rise each year and this is indeed my best record, for this group. (My chips aren't solely in one challenge. Like many of us, there are 20 or more themes to tackle each year). With that in mind, I feel the sweat of effort and am pleased.

With gardening and swimsuit weather (and Americans winning the Stanley Cup again); no one watches TV these days. Barb, Mary, Irene, Tina,.... all who made it, passed it, and who are endeavouring to finish: you bet you can. Cheers! My very best from rainy Manitoba! Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-mine/

Jules said...

This brings me up to 22/13.

Swordsman said...

Just finished #15 for the challenge

Bill Selnes said...

Now 19/13 and one more on the weekend.

leavesandpages.com said...

2 more added, to bring me up to 10/13. Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy, and The Incomparable Atuk by Mordecai Richler. (Talk about a study in contrasts.)Getting closer...
Barb in B.C.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

17/13 currently..

leavesandpages.com said...

And White Eskimo by Harold Horwood makes 11/13.

Barb in B.C.

TracyK said...

Today I have added my 4th link for June, which brings me to 13/13.

cmriedel said...

I reached 56! Very pleased with a number of accomplishment angles, such as variety. There is poetry here, which isn't my mainstay, the ethereal and mystery which are, and a great deal of non-fiction for a change. Inclusion of today's Northwest Territories perameters was sketchy but successful, vis-a-vis those non-fiction compilations. Nonetheless I managed to hit every province and territory!

Notably there was a great deal of Newfoundland and Yukon, which I knew nothing about and a fair amount of Alberta and Québec too. I'll be back if I finish more Canadian books in two days, during this limited flower-growing month. One can always find me for a good chat at my own blog. Lots of new favourites and other things to tell. I'll post about it there. My best to you all. Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-challenges-2015/

Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like I'll be finishing this challenge at 69/13.

Thanks for organizing us, John :)

leavesandpages.com said...

I made it! With a whole day to spare. Just posted reviews #12 & #13. Less Than a Rose, by Heather Robertson, and I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven.
So: 13/13. And please add me to the list for Challenge #9, John. Thanks for hosting this yet again; looking forward to seeing the long list. Happy Canada Day, all!
Barb in B.C.

Eric P said...

With Jane Munro's Blue Sonoma, I am up to 19/13. I have one more review I hope to complete, but it may end up the first review of the next challenge. Happy Canada Day!
Eric

Irene Roth said...

Hi there,

I am at 118/13.

Thank you John for a GREAT reading year. I still can't believe that I read over one hundred Canadian authors! Wow!!!

I look forward to next year!

Irene

cmriedel said...

My comment didn't appear. If it's there, this can be omitted. It was a nice note congratulating Tracy, Barb, Bill, Irene and everyone. I playfully told Teena I considered approaching her 64 but am glad I was content at third place with 58, seeing she pushed to 69! I'm happy to have explored all kinds of literature including fantasy, despite being committed to several reading challenges. I succeeded in rising to 58 books. When I consented to rejoin for 2015, I reiterated that the late LYN HAMILTON makes me think of Canadian literature. She taught me that we have excellent modern mysteries. I used to think our books were academic classics.

I work hard to build connections and conversations and everyone is always welcome to the activities at my blog. I also sent prayers and healing light to anyone near a forest fire like: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories, British Columbia. I reminded readers of my writings that our home is a forest and that we're grateful that every year has been amply wet. May all of our people wherever they are find some happiness in Canada Day. With utmost sincerity, Carolyn. https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-challenges-2015/

AngelaLaughing said...

Huzzah! The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji is 13/13 for me! I enjoyed this challenge very much and I'll be on board for starting the new one tomorrow. Happy Canada Day everyone.

Eric P said...

Just made it to 20/13 with A Brief History of the Short-Lived by Chris Hutchinson, which is his third poetry collection.

Looks like I will be moving back to novels for a while on the next challenge. I'm nearly done with Gabrielle Roy's The Cashier, which I hope to finish reading on Canada Day.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

My #CamBookChallenge #8 completed + #9 begins lists posted Plus Canadian Book Challenge Pinterest Board

John Mutford said...

RIEDEL Fascination: Sorry, not sure what happened to your original comment! But glad this 2nd one worked out.

AngelaLaughing: Congrats!!!

Eric: I was happy you represented poetry so well in the 8th edition!

Faith Hope Cherrytea: A Canada Book Challenge Pinterest board is super cool.

cmriedel said...

It's okay, the second edit was better. It was uncanny for me to have gotten through 3 poetry books. It isn't my bag and from these three, still isn't (Cameron, Peters, Webb). I even accidentally found that one is lesbian eroticism! Horizons were definitely broadened outside the ballpark. P.S: I would have recommended Corey Hart's "Boy In The Box" for the music theme. :-) So much great Canadian rock form which to choose.