Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

Canada Reads Challenge

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Nicolas Dickner’s Nikolski (2005)  Translated French-English, Lazer Lederhendler (2008)
Marina Endicott’s Good to a Fault (2008)
Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees (1996)
Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995)
Douglas Coupland’s Generation X (1991)

Notes before starting: The first two will be fresh reads for me. The last three I’ve read, although I read them when they were first published. After more than five years, I figure a re-read is pretty much starting fresh, so I’m betting that cracking the spine on any of these three will feel like virgin-book-territory to me. I’m even looking forward to Generation X, which I wasn’t particularly fond of at the time, having read a couple of Douglas Coupland novels since.

Notes after completion: More than one of these will likely end up on my List of Favourites for 2010, so I will definitely be reading all five books for Canada Reads 2011, and still hope to finish some of the books considered for past years in the reading months to come, as part of my ongoing Canada Reads Reading Project.

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