Notes & Quotes from a Literary Librarian
Munro's Friend of My Youth makes 23/13. Tentatively aiming for 25 books reviewed this Challenge.I'll plan on signing up again, though may not be as ambitious next time 'round.
11/13 comics; NT, YK, NU, ON, MB, BC, NL, NB, NS, and SK off my provinces/territories 13 (33 in total)
Just finished #51 ... "The Home for Unwanted Girls" by Joanna Goodman
I'm up to 49 now. The person in the book was Canadian. The author and the setting are American. As it's a biography, I'm counting it.
That makes perfect sense - thanks for explaining why it fits into our Canadian theme :)
The Deep by Nick CutterThis brings me up to 12/13!
John Mutford6/05/2018 02:43:00 pm12/13 comics; NT, YK, NU, ON, MB, BC, NL, NB, NS, SK, and QC off my provinces/territories 13 (33 in total)
I've added two: Canadianity, and What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim. That puts me at 12 I believe. Surely I can get one more read (or one of the already read books, reviewed) this month.
Never Let You Go by Chevy StevensThis brings me up to 13/13!! Woo hoo!And that also completes this month's "mini" challenge :)
North End Love Songs puts me at 20/13!!
Arctic Rendez-vous, an old pulp by Keith Edgar, brings me to eighteen. Notable for containing some of the most cringe-inducing sex scenes I've ever read.
Mailaka's Winter Carnival brings me up to 50.
13/13 comics; NT, YK, NU, ON, MB, BC, NL, NB, NS, SK, QC, and PE off my provinces/territories 13 (34 in total)
Four about writers/writing in CanLit brings me to 12 in my reading bundles. Looks like Lara and I are currently driving on a spacious CanAm Highway! (I have one more post with reviews coming up soon!)
And I'm done! It was my personal goal to read at least 13 Canadian graphic novels and a book from each province and territory. Allowing for overlap, I read a total of 35
I'm done! I posted all my 13 books at once.Behold! http://www.asimplejan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=325:13-canadian-books&catid=63&Itemid=373
Time Ghost brings me to 51.
Yesterday's post, considering five Canadian Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions, brings me to 17, over five theme bundles during the year. Thanks very much for hosting: looking forward to more Canadian reading next year!
Thanks for reading along & look forward to seeing what you'll share in round 12!
Hi all, I am at 188/13. I am going to probably get to reviewing 190 books. But no more past that. But I would say that is a good year all around. Irene Roth
Only my 10/13. Bad year for me!
Just finished #52 ... "How Much Is Enough? Balancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Retirement Goals" by Diane McCurdy
Square is my last book for the challenge, bringing my total to 52.
Bill, you have a couple reviews from June you haven't linked up yet - want me to do it?
My first time completing this challenge, and I even exceeded!The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley This brings me up to 14/13.
I finished #13 and am in the middle of a review, but won’t get it posted til next week as I am at the cottage. Micmac By Choice by M Olga McKenna, my grand-aunt.
I made a nice, even 30. I thought I was going to be short, with no time to finish my present novel, much less reviewing it. However I had missed the "Manitoba Stories" entry on the list I keep. It was good to know at the eleventh hour, that I was already finished! What's more, there is a story about a storm shorting-out my dial-up modem yesterday morning. I didn't know at first if it was the phone jack, my dial-up internet provider, or the modem and took all day figuring it out. I drove to the nearest town, to the only place that still sells dial-up modems; even though most small towns need them! So the path to getting all of these reviews to you by this deadline was challenging but I got here. You wouldn't believe how automatically people declare: "Go on-line and order one". When I'm off-line, I am really off-line because I don't go into a workplace and have no modern cell with internet. I had to ask people to look up phone numbers for me.... after I used old 2011 telephone books to look up a few longer-standing businesses! Sincerely, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/reviews-canadian/
Oh my goodness! That was quite a process! I am glad you are back online and in time for this challenge finishing up as well. Yes, it is awfully hard to manage these days when you're at the mercy of rural internet.
Finished this challenge at 49 books.
Couldn't quite make it to 25. Stopped at 24, but partway through 2 books for the 12th Challenge.
Excellent, a bit of a head start for July :) Glad you are continuing on with us.
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