Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Canadian Challenge Meme

A Canadian Reading Meme brought to you by John from The Book Mine Set. Here are my answers:

Your Favourites:

1. Favourite Canadian author? - This changes regularly. I love L.M. Montgomery, Carol Shields, Douglas Coupland, Lesley Choyce, Thomas King, Lynn Coady, Mary Lawson, and so many more... They are all pretty much auto-buys.

2. Favourite Canadian novel? - Wow, I really don't even know. My favourite for the 2nd Canadian Challenge was Turtle Valley by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. (Not including ones already mentioned for other categories.)

3. Favourite Canadian nonfiction? - Ghost Rider by Neil Peart

4. Favourite Canadian picture book? - Probably something by Munsch. It's been a while since I read any, really

5. Favourite Canadian YA or juvenile chapter book? - Jolted by Arthur Slade, most recently

6. Favourite Canadian science fiction or fantasy book? - Women of the Otherworld Series by Kelley Armstrong

7. Favourite Canadian romantic fiction? - Not a clue. Probably something by Montgomery

8. Favourite Canadian mystery? - Lunenburg by Keith Baker

9. Favourite Canadian graphic novel? - Only read a couple, so not enough to really say

10. Favourite Canadian book blog? - Court, Rachel, Nicola, Teddy, and many more!

11. Favourite Canadian fictional character? - Anne Shirley. Mainly because she came to my mind first.

12. Favourite movie based on a Canadian novel or story? - I don't know.

13. Favourite Canadian short story? - A few by Carol Shields.

14. Favourite Canadian poet? John McCray... yep, that's original

15. Favourite Canadian poem? In Flander's Fields

16. Favourite Canadian play? Good question. I don't even know any off the top of my head.

17. Favourite novel by an established Canadian author? - The Republic of Love by Carol Shields

18. Favourite novel by an up-and-coming Canadian author? The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

19. Favourite Canadian book award? Giller Award for fiction

20. Favourite Canadian publisher? Random House Canada

21. Favourite Canadian humorous book? - The Republic of Nothing by Lesley Choyce or All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland

22. Favourite Canadian newspaper? - I don't even know anymore

23. Favourite Canadian magazine or journal? - Canadian Geographic?

24. Favourite Canadian dystopian novel? - Oryx and Crake by Atwood

25. Favourite Canadian epistolary novel? - I don't remember any that I have read off the top of my head, though I imagine there are lots.


  1. You're too sweet!

    Also, I'm totally not participating in the challenge, but I'm totally going to be doing this meme just so I can squeal about some of my favourite things. :)

  2. Really enjoyed this entry. I don't know that many (enough!) Canadian writers and will check into several of these. BTW, #22 made me laugh out loud. I would likely have the same answer if asked about newspapers here in the States!

  3. How interesting! Now I know more about Canadian bookish things! :D

  4. Though I've been to Lunenburg a number of times I've only recently learned of the book by Keith Baker, I really should check that out.

    I love Lesley Choyce — my favourite of his adult novels is World Enough, enjoy his poetry too!

    Cool Canadian answers!

  5. I haven't done this meme yet, thanks for reminding me of it! I enjoyed your answers, and next time you have to name a good Canadian playwright: Thomson Highway, and bonus, my favourite comedienne? Sandra Shamas "My Boyfriend's Back and there's going to be laundry" fame. I love that act!!! But I think there's a few of these questions that I can't get either!


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