Wednesday, July 02, 2008

13 Books to Go. . .

I've joined up for the second installment of John Mutford's Canadian Book Challenge. The goal is 13 Canadian books in a year. I generally avoid book challenges as I get far too obsessive compulsive about such things. I like my aimless meandering from book to book far too much to tie myself down to too many rules.

I make an exception for the Canuck challenge for two reasons: First, I really like Canadian books and think more people should be reading them. How can I go around telling people to read Canadian if I don't read Canadian myself? Second, Mr. Mutford runs a really good challenge. I had a lot of fun last time reading people's impressions of some really good books.

For those of you interested in the challenge, you can sign up here - http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2008/05/2nd-canadian-book-challenge-eh.html.

5 comments:

Kathleen Molloy said...

Hello Remi, there is something optimistic in the way you've titled this posting.

This is the first time I will participate in a book challenge and it is nice to catch up on old Canadian favourites. I've gobbled up 4 already. But saying that, I have to confess, I started on June 24 (St. Jean Baptist Day in Quebec) and slipped off to a cottage under stormy skies last week.

Nine books to go...

Kathleen

www.kathleenmolloy.offo.ca
www.diningwithdeath.ca

John Mutford said...

Remi: So glad you changed your mind-- it wouldn't have been the same without you.

Lyndy said...

you've inspired me to pick up a canuck book to read ... dyo have any recommendations? i like stories with a good plot and good dialogue ... nothing too slow paced or too descriptive :D

Dale said...

Hmmm ... No post since Canada Day. What's up, Remi? Everything alright?
Oh ... Maybe you've been busy reading. Yes, that's probably it.

Remi said...

Actually, I've been busy reading non-Canadian books. I'm taking my time with this one.