This past was a rather eventful week in the Canadian book work with Canada Reads 2009 having taken place. As usual I had a lot of fun listening to the panelists discuss the books up for the top prize. Now I’m sure many people are hitting the book stores and local libraries for copies to the winning novel, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Now that Canada Reads is over for another year CBC has finally come to their senses and have started a book club, which so far seems fantastic!
While being engrossed with the Canada Reads contest I also got some reading completed this week. I finished Michel Tremblay’s The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant which I had difficulties getting into but in the end I’ve enjoyed the novel. That makes for three books completed for the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge. I also have the other two novels that were on the Canada Reads 2009 short list.
I also finished my first giveaway and there were some great novels suggested by those that entered the giveaway. From that list I’ve already gone out and purchased one of the books on the list, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and I’m really excited to get reading this book. But before I get to that one I have a couple other books that I’m reading right now for book club purposes, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
This past week I also managed to finish the graphic novel Watchmen. It was alright but I’m sure I’ll give a more substantial review than that later this week. I wanted to finish it before I watched the movie this weekend. And I found the movie to be mediocre at best but that’s also for another time.
This week I hope to get An Abundance of Katherines finished as well as finishing John Updike’s Rabbit Run, which has been put on the back burner for a while so I hope to get the last few pages finished this week.
Until next time happy reading.