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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read.

I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.

I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable.

I also blog about graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Canadian Challenge Completed

This week I finished the Canadian Challenge. The goal was to read 13 books by Canadian authors or that take place in Canada. I did not make a starting list but rather chose books as I went along. This challenge came up just at the time I was personally committing to read more Canadian authors so it helped me to start off on the right foot. All of the authors I chose are either Canadian or have lived in Canada for a number of years. Most of the books I chose were fantasies so I didn't visit many provinces along the way. Even though I am finished this challenge my personal commitment to read more Canadian authors stands.

I enjoyed every single book I read for this challenge. Some were good, some great, and a few fantastic. I've found authors I will continue reading and I really enjoyed this challenge. Hopefully, there will be a Part 2 next year.

The books I read for the challenge and the province they take place in were:


1. The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy(Quebec)
2. The Alchemist's Dream by John Wilson(Arctic)
3. Elijah of Buxton by Cristopher Paul Curtis(Ontario)
4. Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence (outside Canada)
5. Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock (outside Canada)
6. Kanada by Eva Wiseman(outside Canada)
7. Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel(North America)
8. Dust by Arthur Slade(Saskatchewan)
9. Sunwing by Kenneth Oppel (outside Canada)
10. The Serpent's Egg by J. Fitzgerald McCurdy (Ottawa, Ontario)
11. High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies (Ontario)
12. Empress of Asia by Adam Lewis Schroeder (BC)
13. Keturah & Lord Death the Martine Leavitt (outside Canada)