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.

CanLit News: Know the difference!

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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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Write Reads #49 The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis

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Join us for our discussion of Book 4 in Alexis’ planned Quincux. We had much to talk about in this podcast for Tania’s birthday pick. We hope that we covered the major bases. Let us know if you have any further thoughts on the topics we discussed or if there are any topics we may have missed. We always love your feedback.

You will notice that there is an additional audio file for your listening pleasure. This is our discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in honour of the show’s 20th anniversary. You can let us know if you have anything to add to our thoughts.

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Write Reads #48 The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan by Robert Hough

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Hey there, Buccaneers! Why don’t ye get yerself settled in like and have an earfull of our Historical Fiction Pick podcast? You can plunder and pillage our thoughts . . . um, or something. Henry Morgan: Admirable Swashbuckler or Glorified Small-Handed Pirate? Chess metaphors: Not Just for Dorks Anymore. How much history do you need in your historical fiction? If any of this interests you, you’ll be well satisfied with old #48.

Our Canadian Book News in this podcast is The Biggest! There have been whispers, innuendos, hints, loose talk, and radical assertions, but it is now official, Write Reads: After Canada Reads is happening! In the last week of April (we’re recording on April 23rd), and once you’ve had time to calm down after Canada Reads,  you will be able to hear Write Reads contributing to the Great Canadian Tradition of  book debates. Or you can totally ignore Canada Reads and just pay attention to us. It’s entirely your choice. There’s lots of info in the podcast about this Event to Rock the Nation and an After Canada Reads page will soon pop up here (a place to give your suggestions about discussion topics, more info about our debate theme, and more info about our participants and the books they will be championing). Watch this space for that!

WR:ACR Debate Question:
Who is the best female character in Canadian fiction?

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We also announced the winner of our Non-Fiction Pick poll. Brown: What being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee was the clear favourite. Go get a copy and join us for our non-fiction podcast in early April.

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Non-Fiction Pick 2017!?

We’ve got big things brewing that we’ll be letting you in on when we record our Historical Fiction podcast in a few days. In the meantime, we need your help picking our non-fiction selection for March. We’ve had a streak of really good books for this category so don’t let us down: Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee or Mexican Hooker #1: And My Other Roles Since the Revolution by Carmen Aguirre

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Write Reads #47 The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

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We hope you enjoyed our Kids’ Pick as much as we did. Have a listen to what we had to say and let us know what you thought. Be warned, though: Just because the podcast is about a kid’s book doesn’t mean that the podcast is appropriate for kids. NSFW, as always.

Our Historical Fiction Pick for our next podcast will be The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan by Robert Hough. We hope you’ll join us for that discussion next month. Tania has also chosen her birthday pick for the following podcast: The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis. So, you can can get a jump on that one too, if you want to.

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