Man Booker International 2019: Longlist Announced

See the full list of nominated titles here (in list form), or access them via the Man Booker site here.

Read a discussion about the nominees, mostly women and mostly from indie publishers, in this article at The Guardian.

 

Dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Shortlist to be announced on April 9th.
  • Winner announced on May 21st.
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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…

Massey Lecture 2018: Field Trip

We’re going on a field trip!!  To the 2018 Massey Lecture… which will be given by investigative journalist, and 2017-18 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, Tanya Talaga.

We have purchased a block of tickets… and have one remaining available.

Want to join us?

Join us at our Labour Day weekend get-together (Sunday September 2nd from 11am to 1pm) to discuss Seven Fallen Feathers – our pre-cursor to attending the Massey Lecture… and to join us on our field trip.