It’s that time of year again…..the book selections for Canada Reads 2010 have just been announced and this year, there is a reading challenge!
First of all, what is Canada Reads? It is a three month challenge whereby five Canadian books are selected and defended by a panel of celebrity judges. These celebrity judges will defend their favourite book and each night, a book will be dropped from the list until the final book remains. This will be the book that Canada should read in 2010. The debates will take place on CBC television, be broadcast on CBC Radio and you can also hear them on Sirius satellite radio. All of the times and channels are posted here.
There will also be an official blogger this year, so if you are interested in reading what she has to say about each debate, you can find Flannery’s blog here. Or find out a little more about the blogger herself here.
If you’re up for the challenge of reading all of the books and then voting on the one you think will win, you can find more information on the Canada Reads 2010 Challenge website here. You have until March 6th, 2010 to read all six books so that you can participate in the debates that will take place from March 8 – 12. There will be prizes, and if nothing else, hearty discussion about some great Canadian novels. So go ahead, Canada…..Read!