Is your new year’s resolution to read more books in 2016? Set yourself a reasonable pace!
This author read 164 in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. Here’s what she learned. “I spent this year trying to keep up with the literary conversation. I ended up exhausted.”
So interesting to read the thoughts of a legendary editor on editing and the process of acquiring books. Judith Jones was the editor who discovered Julia Child, Camus, Anne Frank, and many more. Her words: “The most important thing an editor can do is be a diplomat. It’s not your book, but you can subtly try, and it usually ends up that the writers express themselves so much more clearly.”
I am just so thrilled to see this near my house — I look forward to seeing what my neighbours contribute! These little libraries have been installed all over Peterborough, built by Fleming College students, decorated by Thomas A. Stewart Secondary students, and installed by the Rotary club. Did I say I’m thrilled?!
This was a satisfying project to work on, a powerful and inspiring story. Check it out:
So how do you know?! Here’s a little checklist: 15 signs to prove you’re a book addict | Children’s books | The Guardian.
Here are the contenders for this year’s Canada Reads. Which is your favourite? Lots of discussion each week on the Canada Reads Facebook page.
The five final Canada Reads books have been announced:
This inspiring book was written and self-published by a Toronto mom who struggled to help her children understand the journey she, and they, would be facing as she fought breast cancer.
This author published her book through a self-publisher called AuthorHouse, and the book is available through Chapters and Amazon.
Always fascinating to see what other people are reading and recommending. Canada Reads is narrowing down its choices to the top 5, but here are the top five for the five regions so far (giving us 25 to choose from!):