Write Reads #54 Every Blade of Grass by Thomas Wharton

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This is the final Write Reads to be recorded on 84th Avenue in Edmonton, and it is the last podcast (for a while, at least) in which Tania and Kirt will be recording in the same room, city, or province. Kirt leaves Edmonton on a wonderful note, though, with this beautiful book by an Edmonton author. Please enjoy our discussion of this gem and even if you don’t give us a listen, do yourself a favour and go out and buy this book immediately. You won’t regret it. If you do regret it, let us know why and we’ll make fun of you.

Because of Kirt’s relocation to Halifax we’ll be missing the next couple of podcasts. Our next podcast should be posted in December and it will be our Kid’s Book pick. Vote for what that pick will be: The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan or Rodent by Lisa J. Lawrence.

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Write Reads #53 Crying For The Moon by Mary Walsh

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Read the book? Haven’t read the book? Curious? On the fence? Just plain nosy? Listen to this podcast. Tell us how you feel about it. Or, don’t. It’s up to you. You will get to hear Tania make everybody uncomfortable with her feelings for Emily St. John Mandel. You’ll also get to hear Kirt sing some Taylor Swift. So, there’s that.

Next month will be Thomas Wharton’s Every Blade of Grass for our Indie Pick. Please join us.

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Write Reads #52 The River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

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So much could have gone wrong with Kirt’s Birthday Pick: Kirt is not a big fantasy fan. Tania isn’t crazy about historical fiction. The book is a massive 632 pages of time commitment during the summer months. Thankfully, none of this mattered. We both loved this book and we’d love to tell you why if you’d only listen to the podcast. Tania gets weepy instead of Kirt for a change.

The title we’ve chosen for our Humour podcast is Mary Walsh’s Crying for the Moon. Go read it and then join us for that discussion. Our Indie Pick for the following podcast is Every Blade of Grass by Thomas Wharton.

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Write Reads #51 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler

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Welcome back, gang! Here is our Canadian Literature Classic. We hope you enjoy our discussion. Do you lean more towards Tania’s reading of the novel or Kirt’s? If Duddy is the apprentice then who is his mentor? Let us know.

Join us next month for Kirt’s Birthday Pick, River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay. We’ve been assured that you don’t have to read Book #1 in the series, so go ahead and dive in.

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Write Reads #50 Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee

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Sorry to have kept you waiting, Friends. Here, at long last, is our discussion of our non-fiction pick for our 50th PODCAST! Our streak of picking really good reads for this category remains intact. Listen to us talk about it, and then maybe let us know what you thought of the book, or what you thought of what we thought.

Our Classic CanLit pick is going to be The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler. We hope you’ll join us for our discussion of this old nugget of the CanLit canon. The following podcast will be Kirt’s Birthday Pick, River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay.

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After Canada Reads Part 2 – The Conclusion

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Here’s Part 2 and the exciting conclusion of After Canada Reads! Tania’s Liesl from Fifth Business and Rianne’s Nao from A Tale For The Time Being were eliminated in Part 1. Who will be the last character standing? Jason’s Murasaki from Chorus of Mushrooms? Alexis’ Lou from The Break? Laura’s “Our Woman” from Malarky? The only way you’ll ever find out is if you listen to Part 2.

What did you think of the final results? Was a favourite character unfairly treated? Did we miss important  points of discussion? How would your votes have gone? Please, let us know!

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After Canada Reads Part 1

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The day is finally here! Part 1 of After Canada Reads is up and ready for your ears! What titles made it through the first and second rounds of debate and voting? What titles were eliminated? Stop asking all of these questions and just listen to it.

Please let us know in the comment section how you felt about how things went down, things that were said, and things that weren’t said. Is there a “best” female character that we overlooked completely? Share your thoughts!

Look for Part 2’s gripping conclusion to be available on April 27th!

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