Canada Reads 2019

With apologies for the tardiness in posting… I’ve never been so busy!!!

Let the games begin!  Canada Reads 2019 has launched.

 

 

 

Check your e-mail inbox for the e-mail sent out at 1:06pm on February 2nd.  It has everything you need to know about participating in this year’s Canada Reads adventures.

  • Our block of 25 tickets – for the FINAL DAY of taping at the CBC Broadcast Centre on Thursday March 28th – is going fast!
  • There are only a few seats left as I post this.
  • If you have not already signed up to attend… do so soon!

24 in 48: Update

Well… I’ve clocked 16.5 hours of ‘reading time’ since midnight Friday… and have read three – Adult – titles which have been sitting on my pile waiting to be read:

The other book I still have on my pile is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult – it’s been waiting since I saw her at the TPL Appel Salon back in November

  • If you were not at the Appel Salon that night – and I didn’t see anyone I know who would be reading this blog posting at the event – you absolutely need to watch the video of the interview… and then read the book… and then we can compare notes!
  • I’d love to get going on it, but I have to admit – even though I could probably finish it by midnight and get myself up to 21.5 hours – I can’t read anymore right now.
  • My eyes aren’t what they used to be… they, and my brain, are tired.

It was so delightful to just sit and read – basically uninterrupted – and without having to take notes – as I have to do for the selection committee I sit on.

  • I couldn’t have done it without my husband basically taking over all household duties for the duration.  He kept me fed and watered for the duration. Thanks sweetiepie!

Check out everything people read at the 24in48 Reading Marathon website.

  • Join me in July for the next one??

Did anyone else read anything this weekend?  Do share…

Save the Dates! Summer 2019 dates announced

Plan now to join us for our Summer 2019 Bass Lake Book Club adventures.

  • Victoria Long Weekend:  Sunday May 19th
  • Canada Day Weekend:  Sunday June 30th
  • Civic Holiday Weekend:  Sunday August 4th
  • Labour Day Weekend:  Sunday Sept 1st
  • Thanksgiving Weekend:  Sunday Oct 13th

Follow the blog, or join our e-mail distribution list, to keep up to date about our book club meetings, and other events and get-togethers.

New members are always welcome to join us.

And another poem!!

Written for a Creative Writing Class…

 

The Best View Ever

There is the dock where Bob the Dog paddleboards.

Up the shore the asshole on his jet ski cuts a figure 8.

Our little bay is clogged with water lilies every July

Inviting my canoe to glide ever-closer for a better look.

The sun sets behind the canopy of pines.

Will it be a better day tomorrow or another day like today?

No matter.

I am alone on a rock toasting the best view ever.

 

By Catherine Brydon, Bass Lake ON cottager

An Irish Limerick

Written while travelling in Ireland, Fall 2018…

There once was two eejit’s from Mactier
Who came to Ireland for the beer
They loved the emerald green
So they rented a camping machine
We signed up for a winding slow ride
Not knowing it was all on the left side
Off we go down one lane roads
When meeting oncoming trucks you need to be bold
So narrow you can scratch your arm
No fear the mirrors already have seen much harm
Garry said we were a long long way to Tipperary
So off to ring of Kerry.

By MaryAnn Beaudin