- I'm not even going to attempt to sum up what's been happening on Canada Reads thus far, mainly because my friend John is doing such a magnificent job of witty and thoughtful analysis on his blog, and also because host Bill Richardson has, against his better judgement, taken up blogging for the purposes of providing daily colour commentary on the sparring.
- Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmosqis (defended by Stephen Page)
- The Song of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani (defended by Donna Morrissey)
- Children of My Heart (Ces Enfants de ma vie) by Gabrielle Roy (defended by Denise Bombardier)
- Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor (defended by Jim Cuddy)
- Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill (defended by John K Samson)
To show my solidarity for my homeboy, John K Samson, and the beautiful, funny and heartwrenching book that he is defending , I'll leave you with the always relevant Weakerthans. To the finish line, Lullabies for Little Criminals!
Pamphleteer [mp3] - the Weakerthans