Now, December, 2009 - March 12, 2010
So here’s the challenge: read all five Canada Reads 2010 books by March 6th, 2010 so we can discuss them before the debates rage from March 8-12, 2010. Every participant picks who they think will win by midnight March 6th. On March 7th we will post the list of predictions and then from the 8th to 12th we will listen to the debates. March 12th we will pick the winners. This year we are changing up how you can win and will have three categories and three random draws.
- Those who read all five books, participated in the discussion AND guessed the correct winner get thrown into all three draws giving them a chance to win three times (unless of course only one person guesses the correct winner and then they win by default).
- Those who read all five books, participated in the discussion but didn’t guess the correct winner get thrown into two draws giving them a chance to win twice.
- Those who didn’t manage to finish all five books but stuck around and participated in the fun get thrown into one draw giving them a chance to win once.
Make sense? Last year Mclelland & Stewart donated some lovely re-released copies of Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso as prizes. I’ll see if I can get them to donate some more NCL-inspired prizes this year.
Every Monday (starting Dec. 7th) Alexis or I will post a CRC update to let you know where we are at and to allow you to play along in the comments - letting us know how much further ahead of me you are (Alexis is a speed reader so just try and catch up to her). When we are both done reading one of the books we will post a review (two reviews, one post) and if you want to discuss your views on the book before March 6th, 2010 you can do so in the comments section of that post - this way we don’t ruin anything for anyone who hasn’t read that particular book yet (unless of course they choose to read the comments).
To join, go to Canada Reads 2010 Challenge.