Write Reads #39 Birdie by Tracey Lindberg with Laura from Reading In Bed


We’re actually on time with the podcast for a change. The fates conspired to allow us to get together with Laura from Reading In Bed for her third stint as guest host. Things went as swimmingly as they always do when Laura joins us. We discuss Birdie, Canada Reads 2016, “The Beachcombers”, “The Frugal Gourmet”/”Urban Peasant” (there is controversy in this podcast, rest assured), subtle signs of flirtation, and many, many more topics (including the possibility of our own “shadow” Canada Reads (very exciting!)).

You also get to hear the magpie that is threatening Kirt’s sanity by calling his name over and over again.

Listen to us!

We failed to mention our May Mystery Pick. That’s because we don’t have one yet. We promise that we will have one soon (with plenty of time for you to read it).

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Upcoming awards mentioned in this podcast:

Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

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4 Responses to Write Reads #39 Birdie by Tracey Lindberg with Laura from Reading In Bed

  1. Naomi says:

    1. Yes to a ‘mock’ Canada Reads!
    2. I also loved Relic – he was my favourite! (Like Kirt, we only had 2 channels, and The Beachcombers was a regular thing at my house. Also, The Littlest Hobo.
    3. I love what Tania said about cooking being a heroic thing in this book. I hadn’t thought about that, but I love it.
    4. I also thought this book was mostly a book about women and women’s experiences. In my review I don’t even mention that Birdie is Cree until nearly the end for that reason. Yay for books about women!
    5. Birdie could definitely have been defended better on Canada Reads. So much more could have been said about it. I also thought the criticisms of it were very weak, like the others really didn’t read it properly or something.
    6. That bird in the background was a nice touch. At one point it sounded like it was cheering. 🙂

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