Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Canadian Book Challenge 4: My Wussy American Self Falls Short Again

This challenge is almost at an end, and I'm not going to be able to complete it successfully.  If I had an airplane I still couldn't make it on time.  Eleven books.  Close, but no Canadian cigar.  No celebratory mug of Moosehead.  No congratulatory call from Alex Trebek -- but don't cry for me, Nova Scotia.  I'm smiling through my maple leaf-shaped tears, because I made some excellent reading discoveries this year and after all, there's always Canadian Book Challenge #5, eh?

Here's my list for the year:

1. Gone to an Aunt's:  Remembering Canada's Homes for Unwed Mothers - Anne Petrie.

2. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Mordecai Richler.

3. The Diviners - Margaret Laurence.

4. Piling Blood - Al Purdy.

5. To Paris Never Again - Al Purdy.

6. Me Write Book:  It Bigfoot Memoir - Graham Roumieu.

7. The Cariboo Horses - Al Purdy.

8. The Tenderness of Wolves - Steph Penney.

9. Room - Emma Donoghue.

10. 50 Below Zero - Robert Munsch.

11. The Road Past Altamont - Gabrielle Roy.


Anonymous said...

Forget the book “Go the F**k to Sleep”, a pathetic, soul-less, allegedly rebel, ‘children’s book’. Don’t waste your hard-earned money, instead read a BANNED book like “America Deceived II” by a real rebel and the “World’s Most Hated Author”, E.A. Blayre III.
Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on discovering some new books and authors, even if you didn't "technically" finish the challenge!

B said...

Bybee, You almost made it, and I think it's great you found some new Canadian authors that you enjoy. Good work!

Vasilly said...

Congratulations on finishing! I signed up for the same challenge but never got around to actually participating! :-)

John Mutford said...

Always glad to have you join us. And as I'm Canadian, I'd share a Moosehead with you, 13 or not. Trebek, on the other hand, will not call. He's pretty firm on that.

(By the way, our tears aren't maple-leaf shaped, but they are maple syrup.)