Canada Reads

I’m tickled pink that Bitter, Sweet made it on the CBC Canada Reads list for recommended daily reading for October 20, 2010…Yay!!!!!!!!!

You can check out the link right here if you don’t believe me!

To let you know what Canada Reads is about here’s some info straight from the Canada Reads site:

What is Canada Reads?
Canada Reads celebrates five Canadian books for three months online, at public events and on air. It all leads up to a debate hosted by Jian Ghomeshi.

In this annual title fight, five celebrity panelists defend their favourite work of Canadian fiction. One by one, books are voted off the list, until one panelist triumphs with the book for Canada to read this year.

They are looking for regular readers to submit recommendations to create the list of the Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. The list of top 40 will be announced on Oct 26th…that’s tomorrow!

So here’s to the top 40, whoever you may be.

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  1. Congratulations, Laura! Cheers for Bitter, Sweet! Controversial issue in it. Your book could become a best seller. Besides the controversial issue involved, your characters are so real and engaging. All of them. Blessings to you…

    • Thanks Carol Ann. I had to stop for a moment and think what the controversial issue in the book was, and then it came to me. I guess I hadn’t been looking at it that way, but you are right. Thanks for bringing this new insight to me.

  2. writerly type

     /  October 25, 2010

    Congratulations Laura! Wonderful news!

  3. Woo! Congrats! That is so exciting! I hope your book wins!:)

    • Thanks Pauline, but the top forty haven’t been named yet and I’m honestly not expecting it to be on THAT list. But just to be on the Canada Reads site is exciting!

  4. Madison Woods

     /  October 25, 2010

    Whoo-hoo! That’s quite an achievement :) Congrats!!

  5. Were your ears ringing this weekend. I was mentioning your blog at the Rural Writers in Residence retreat in northern BC. I hope they have the good sense to stop by and leave a comment on your blog, Laura. It’s a great Canadian blog and I’m happy that I found you.

    • Joylene, you are too sweet for words, and you’ve got a pretty wonderful blog yourself if I must say. Lots of helpful advise for writers. :) It’s what keeps people coming back!

  6. syr ruus

     /  October 25, 2010

    Once you’re up in the skies you never know who’s going to spot your shining star. Great news, Laura.

    • Hey Syr, nice to see you here on my blog instead of lurking in the shadows..LOL!
      You’re so sweet and supportive, and it’s always appreciated. I don’t really think this is that big, but it was nice to see my little book on the Canada Reads site for that day. A bit surprising, too, I might add.

  7. Congratulations, Laura! You’re really having a special year. How exciting!!!

  8. Melanie

     /  October 26, 2010


    btw, not sure if you saw it or not but I read on the Canada Reads website yesterday that they won’t be announcing the Top 40 until Thursday now… too many recommendations to go through!!

  9. wow, Laura! Fantastic! What an array of books to be listed with!

    • Yes, it was nice seeing my book up there on their site, but in the grand scheme of things it really won’t mean a great deal. A LOT of great books were nominated and choosing 40 will be difficult.

  10. Laura, you have such a way of downplaying everything, are you aware of that? Just keep watching what your little book can do. :)
    Blessings and congratulations to you.


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