Thursday, February 28, 2008

Canada Reads Contest

Don't forget about our Canada Reads Contest - email us with your pick as to who's going to win before it is announced tomorrow and be entered to win a store gift certificate!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Dance with Dragons

So I'm currently trying to get our orders done for titles being released up to and sometimes including September. According to Bantam Books (the publisher) George R.R. Martin's new book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series is being released September 30, 2008. Whoo Hooo!!

I, like many, have been waiting on pins and needles for the new book "A Dance with Dragons". However, I know that this book had a release date previously before the writing was completed and the book never arrived so I checked Mr. Martin's website.

This is a small excerpt of Mr. Martin's post about "A Dance with Dragons"

"This summer I am scheduled to travel to Spain to speak at Semana Negra in Gijon, make some appearances in Madrid and Barcelona, and then head over to Portugal to visit with my publishers and readers there. I want to have A DANCE WITH DRAGONS done and delivered before I leave. If that happens, the book will likely be published in the fall of 2008 in the U.S, and somewhat earlier in the U.K. I am pleased with the way the writing is going at the moment, and I think these projections are realistic ones... but as you all know, I've been wrong before. So I am not swearing any blood oaths here. "

I guess we'll all have to wait and see - here's hoping for a September release!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Canada Reads on CBC

Starts next Monday! Check it out.

Five great works of Canadian fiction. Five celebrity panelists. One week of heated debates about CanLit. Let the battle of the books begin…

Jian Ghomeshi hosts Canada Reads, a week-long radio special that celebrates books. Tune in to CBC Radio One from February 25–29, 2008, to hear the panelists make the case for why their favourite Canadian fiction should be picked as the Canadian book to read in 2008.

Brown Girl in the Ring
Defended by
From the Fifteenth District
Defended by
Lisa Moore
Defended by
Steve MacLean
King Leary
Defended by
Dave Bidini
Not Wanted on the Voyage
Defended by
Zaib Shaikh