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Friday, July 31, 2015

The 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - July 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")

22 comments:

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

1/13 on the Celebration of LM Montgomery's 100th Anniversary of Anne of the Island publication.

Wondering if a mention of the CBC tweet hashtag so readers are able to connect on a larger basis and spread the word about Canadian authors/books ? THanks John !
Would love to see more of everyone's tweets #CANBOOKCHALLENGE

HapPy Reading !!

John Mutford said...

Faith Hope Cherrytea: First on the board, and with a classic. Nice! I've also been using the #9thCanBookChallenge hashtag. But yes, spread the word on Twitter, please!!!

Nicola Mansfield said...

1/13 puts me on the board. I love your button this year; awesome!

The musicians, on the other hand, no matter how iconic they are, are not my cup of tea! I only like Gordon Lightfoot, Alanis' Jagged Little Pill album and Cohen's "Allelujah". I'm not a complete stick in the mud though, there's plenty of other Canadian music I like. LOL! Michael Buble, Gowan, Nickleback, 54/40, Great Big Sea and Bare Naked Ladies all come to mind as I've seen them live over the last year or so. :-)

John Mutford said...

Thanks Nicola! Looks like my first entry for the 9th edition is also going to be a Lemire comic. Stay tuned.

I'm happy with the list as long as the Hip made the cut!

Melissa Lee said...

Looking forward to reading more Canadian books. I made a mistake in my first posting in the link. I forgot to put the name of the book I read. Is there any way I can delete it or edit it John?

John Mutford said...

Melissa: I thought I had it set so that users could delete their own links, but perhaps I didn't do something correctly (on your end you should see something like a garbage can icon or an X beside your review-- is that not showing up?) Anyway. I'll look into it and delete or edit it for you. Sorry for the trouble!

Melissa Lee said...

Thank you for your help John. I will add my link again, properly this time ha. Sorry about that.

leavesandpages.com said...

Here we go: 1/13 for the hot-off-the-press (May 2015) YA novel Boo by Montreal's Neil Smith. And as part of this year's Challenge, I have decided to listen through the featured albums as I progress up the book chart. Some I'm very familiar with, but others - such as the Tragically Hip - I have only the merest nodding acquaintanceship with, so it shall be a musically educational year as well. ;-) Thanks again for hosting this grand reading project, John. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading - there are always some surprises.

Barb (in B.C.)

Kim Aippersbach said...

Starting off again with high hopes for a better finish this year! My book is particularly appropriate to the musical theme, as it involves a girl learning how to cast spells using popular songs. Signal to Noise, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, makes 1/13 for me.

Luanne said...

On the board with one - and a great read!

Heather said...

Hi John, Glad to be back this year after my defeat last year. I didn't get as many reviews written as intended even though I did a lot of reading. Starting off on a better footing this year.
The Flood by David Sachs 1/13 a chilling story set on a cruise ship that has evacuated 2000 people prior to a tsumani. Disaster then hits the ship....

Eric P said...

On the board with Gabrielle Roy's The Cashier (1/13). It looks like I should be able to get to Roy's Street of Riches in August.

Luanne said...

2/13!

John Mutford said...

2/13

Nicola Mansfield said...

3/13

Last year I kept tally of a personal challenge (13 Dear Canada books) and this year I'm doing another one; so while I'll keep track of all the books I read I won't consider my Canadian challenge accomplished until I've read 13 Canadian mysteries (mostly fiction but a couple of true crimes like my first entry here)

Mysteries: 1/13

Heather said...

Hi John, back for another try. The first book I added to the list disappeared, so i added it again, The Flood by David Sachs. Added a second book, Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley

2of 13

Nicola Mansfield said...

4/13

Mary R. said...

Started off the 9th challenge with an old favorite. Louise Penny. I linked up to a sample of the album as well so I can learn about new Canadian music this year as well as books. 1/13.

Luanne said...

Up to 3/13

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Added 2/13 - TIDES OF HONOUR by Canadian author, Genevieve Graham of NS
3/13 - FULL CIRCLE by Canadian author, Mona Ingram of BC
and happily tweeted the prescribed #9thCanBookChallenge to get this FuN Challenge noticed :))

Well Done, John!

Irene Roth said...

Hi John, and all,

I am at 6/13. I am just about to review a few books by Canadian Musicians.

Thank you for setting this challenge John. I am looking forward to another wonderful year of reading!

~ Irene

Teena in Toronto said...

2/13 for July