ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2012 08:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
It was voted off today - mostly in reaction to the person who was defending it. The backlash against her yesterday was extraordinary.

The books that make it onto the list are consistently good.

Kinda neat to have a studio audience for a sort of Canadian Book Idol.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2012 08:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
(if you haven't heard, Canajuns can be nerds)
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2012 05:45 pm
@ehBeth,
On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini was voted off today.

I still can't believe how intense it was to be in that studio. They held a debriefing after the taping - they've recognized that these non-fiction books are causing a much more powerful personal reaction in the defenders and audience than fictional books did - there was some discussion of why that was.

Shad and Alan Thicke both marvellously articulate. A surprise (?) that the lawyer and businessperson did least well as debaters. The supermodel might not have been as articulate as the rapper and the entertainer, but did she ever bring passion to the debate.

I wish I'd asked for tickets for all 4 tapings.

We'll know the results tomorrow.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2012 06:03 pm
@ehBeth,
Thanks for update.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:26 pm
Got tickets for the first and final day of the 2013 debates.

I am beyond excited.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/02/canada-reads-2013.html

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/




this is the link to check out


http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/2013/02/check-out-the-canada-reads-book-trailers.html


I'm pulling for Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/2013/02/richard-wagamese-on-the-changing-story-of-indian-horse.html


I am ready to hoot and holler for Carol Huynh. I hope she's a good debater.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:45 pm
Cool thread!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:51 pm
@dlowan,
Dear bunny, if you get a chance, please please please read Indian Horse. Strong, good stuff.

Richard Wagamese is a really wonderful writer - this book is about the residential school experience/effect - but I think it speaks about every Canadian who grew up in the 1960's. It resonated madly for me.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:53 pm
@ehBeth,
even the story of the debater who will be defending Indian Horse is wonderfully Canadian

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/carol-huynh.html

Quote:
The daughter of two hard-working Chinese-Vietnamese refugees, Olympic wrestler Carol Huynh was born and raised in the small British Columbia town of Hazelton. Carol has won 11 Canadian championships and four world championship medals, and is a two-time Olympic medallist (2008 and 2012). She became a national hero after winning Canada's first gold medal at the Beijing Games in 2008, and she returned to Canada from the London Games with a bronze medal this past summer.

Carol's story is quintessentially Canadian. One of five children of Vietnamese refugees who found warmth and welcome in small-town Canada, Carol enjoyed athletics from a young age. She joined the wrestling team in high school, and has enjoyed and excelled at the sport ever since. She was recruited by Simon Fraser University in 1998, and made the World Junior team the following year. Carol lost her team spot on the Canadian national team in 2003 and 2004, leading up to the Athens Olympic Games — but that loss only fuelled her desire to make it to the Olympics.

In 2006, Carol moved from Vancouver to Calgary in order to pursue her Olympic dream and focus on training full time. That dedication paid off in 2008 and again in 2012 — Carol has never come home from the Olympics empty-handed.

Her discipline and hard work are evident in other areas of her life as well. In addition to her achievements as a world-class athlete, Carol has recently completed her master's degree in counselling psychology.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:58 pm
@ehBeth,
Checking for book now.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 01:47 pm
Day 1 of taping behind us.

God - book debates can be fabulous. The author/historian couldn't debate her way out of a bag. The sports broadcaster was a fine debater, but his book just didn't have it (I couldn't finish it). Ron McLean - the broadcaster - is going to be a force in the next days of debate. His book is out, so he can either go strategic or just say whatever he wants about all of the books. The comedian, actor and wrestler are the ones to watch/listen to.

Indian Horse seems to be the popular favourite.

Insightful questions from the audience in the debriefing session.

I love this!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 12 Feb, 2013 07:07 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
The comedian, actor and wrestler are the ones to watch/listen to.


and after Day Two - these are the remaining debaters
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2015 03:17 pm
Back from the taping of the third day of Canada Reads 2015

http://www.cbc.ca/books/assets_c/2015/01/CR2015-banner-NOSPONSOR-FINAL-thumb-620x113-393415.jpg

wow - another powerful set of debaters

fabulous new host - Wab Kinew

_________

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads2015/

Quote:

What is the one book to break barriers? That's the question host Wab Kinew will be asking for the 14th edition of CBC's battle of the books.
Canada Reads 2015 is all about books that can change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues.


http://www.cbc.ca/books/2015/01/canada-reads-2015-the-contenders.html


good coverage on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/cbcbooks

(clips from the debates if you're interested and don't have time to listen to/watch the full debates)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2015 07:10 am
@ehBeth,
In line for today's debate. Will it get heated again? Love book nerds. Mr. Green
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2015 11:26 am
@ehBeth,
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/canada-reads-2015-cameron-bailey-carries-kim-thuy-s-ru-to-victory-1.3001389

http://i.cbc.ca/1.3001452.1426779310!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/original_300/cameron-bailey.JPG

not surprised that Ru won (and very pleased) but absolutely stunned that it was 4-1

I thought Martha Wainwright would vote for When Everything Feels Like the Movies, figured Craig Kielberger would go for Ru, leaving, Kristin Kreuk as the tie-breaker.

Such a surprise when Martha's vote for Ru was announced. The audience gasped.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 09:56 am
http://i.harperapps.com/covers/9781554683833/y450-293.png

just won the 2016 edition

whoa

Lawrence is there to congratulate/thank Clara Hughes for her defense of the book.


<welling up a little>


does any other country do a national book debate like this?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2016 06:57 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/03/lawrence-hill-wins-second-canada-reads-title-with-the-illegal.html

http://thumbnails.cbc.ca/maven_legacy/thumbnails/514/471/LC0324_2500kbps_852x480_2685884698.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2016 09:34 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
Shad and Alan Thicke both marvellously articulate.


RIP Alan Thicke

so glad I went in for most of the days of that round of debates. Alan Thicke was a good, prepared, smart debater. Was a better host of the event than the stupid actual host.
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