I’ve got books coming in like crazy these days. I won a couple of books from McClelland Books in their July Book Giveaway twitter-fest. They sent me Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn and Thomas Trofimuk’s Waiting for Columbus, along with a bonus copy of Anne Michaels’ The Winter Vault .
And then this weekend, I was notified that I’d won what I believe is the first extra challenge in the fourth annual Canadian Book Challenge (CBC4): I read a book by an author NOT read in (last year’s) CBC3 (Terry Fallis’ The Best Laid Plans). John Mutford, our CBC host will be sending me a signed copy of Roderick Benns’ Mystery of the Moonlight Murder. (I’m tracking my personal progress on CBC4 here.) On top of a spate of holds from my local library, I am well fixed for reading material this month.
I also had a great weekend at the cottage. I read Tish Cohen’s The Truth About Delilah Blue, Jessica Grant’s Come, Thou Tortoise, (reviews will be up soon) and made progress in Cory Doctorow’s For the Win and Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. I’ve also started Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely. These last three are on my Kindle.