I had all my posts for this week planned out and then I didn't actually post them! I don't know what is with me lately. I am hardly reading, I am hardly reading blogs, and I have hardly any interest in my own blog. So, I guess all my plans for this week will have to move until next week! I am not sure if I am going to do one of my Sunday posts tomorrow or not. My slowed down reading is kind of depressing me... I am just stressed period, I imagine!
The Canada Reads books for 2010 were announced, though. I have a little goal that I don't make official to eventually read all of these books eventually. This year I have all ready read three. Yay! I also have those Giller-a-thon aspirations... I have a lot of the books, but I need to actually read them! For some reason my reading always slows down at this time of the year. Anyway, the books up for the Canada Reads are:
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald - Yay! Nova Scotia representation is always a good thing. Plus, this is a really good book. I still have to read her other book. I read her play earlier this year, though, and enjoyed it!
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy - I actually read this book this year, but I didn't like it... I just couldn't connect with it. It wasn't terrible, but I expected better I guess.
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland - I love Douglas Coupland. I am not sure about this book. I often think I need to reread it because I don't know if I entirely got it the first time I read it. I think he has better books, but I am happy to see Coupland on here period!
Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott - Requested this book from the library.
Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner, translated by Lazer Lederhendler - I wanted to read this when it came out, but didn't get to it. Requested it from the library!
Thoughts on the books? I have until I think March to read those other two books... That might be doable!