Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday Shelfie #19: March Round Up

And just like that... it's April! But before I get into some of the fun things that I have coming up this month, here's a quick run down of what I read:

March is always a fun month because of  Canada Reads. It was said early on in the competition that only in Canada would there be a televised discussion and debate solely on books. This is one of the many reasons I love being Canadian. I didn't follow the debates as closely as I have in the past, mostly due to work commitments, but I was able to attend the final day of debates in person. Tension was definitely in the air on that final day. Vinay Virmani defended his book The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami with so much passion. When The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, defended by Clara Hughes, was announced the winner, his disappointment and devastation was clearly evident. The small consolation here is that he has optioned the rights for The Hero's Walk and will be producing a movie adaptation of the novel. 

For my #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge, I crossed off a third book book with Mad Miss Mimic. I've owned this book since last May and finally came around to read it because it was the March pick for The Morning Show's Book Club. The March giveaway was Tea4Two with Janet Joy Wilson, a.k.a The Book Guru and Sara Henstra, the author of the book. The winner of this fantastic prize was announced on March 31 and it was... ME!!! I can't wait to sit down with both of these ladies over some tea and chat about how much I adored this book. It will be fangirling at its finest. The April book club pick is a touching memoir: Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin. You can learn more about this book and The Morning Show Book Club here.

As for April, the first book on my list is Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom. I'm about half way through this exhilarating ride. The book begins in the 1830s and follows the life of Jamie Pyke, now Jamie Burton, as he searches for his abducted slave, Pan. He must face his deepest fears and journey through the Underground Railroad with the hopes of saving Pan's life. 

Let's Take A Shelfie will be the final stop on Simon & Schuster Canada's Blog Tour. So, come back on April 13 to check out my review. If you can't wait that long, you can also check out all of the awesome bloggers that will be posting between now and then.

I'd love to find out what others are reading this spring. Feel free to leave the link to your March round ups and I'll check 'em out!

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