OMG the people over at CBC kick ass! For the tenth anniversary of Canada Reads they are shaking things up in a major way. For full deets check out the CBC website, but here’s the Dummies version:
This year the panelists won’t be choosing their own books. Well, technically they won’t. CBC is looking for all kinds of folks to nominate a Canadian book from within the last decade that they’d like to see on Canada Reads. Each nomination counts as a vote. On October 26th the top 40 books will be deemed the “Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade.”
From this list of 40 books the panelists will pick the top ten, which will be announced on the 9th of November. From this list, the panelist will choose the book they want to defend.
Seriously, this is all kinds of neat, eh? I love how CBC has decided to make Canada Reads more interactive. And it’s going to be great to see that top 40 list! I know my wish-list is going to grow crazy big.
And – excuse me while I do a happy dance – I was asked to nominate a book as part of a blogger’s choice list!!!! This makes me so happy and honoured and a bit teary-eyed.
I know the book I will be nominating. As soon as I get the okay, I shall share with you all. For those that know me really, really well it won’t come as a BIG surprised. After all it was one of my favorite reads of last year.