Sunday, April 23, 2006

Canada Book Day

Today marks Canada Book Day, which was meant to be a celebration of reading and books. It was derived from from World Book & Copyright Day -- I can't recall anyone actually making much of a big deal about it (except perhaps for CBC's Canada Reads) since the mid 1990's. Same way I guess, that Earth Day (April 22nd) comes and passes each year with most people just ignoring it.

Now to celebrate Earth Day I did pick up some trash in my neighbourhood yesterday, and we installed a storm door this weekend (energy conservation and all that), so I've done a bit of my part for the Earth.

Now, I think I should do my part for the books.

I seem to recall that the original intent of Canada Book Day was to buy a book by a Canadian author. But I doubt I'm going to make it to the bookstore today, so I'll do my part by spreading the word instead. I'm going to put up a review of a Canadian anthology I read earlier this year and really enjoyed: OutCrops. And I think I'll have Mr. Robinson, the teacher that my main character Peter O'Mallick thinks is the bee's-knee's in my serial thriller "I, Death" cover the topic of Canada Book Day in his classroom during tomorrow's lesson. On Thursday and Friday he was raving about Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer. I'll see what other author Mr. Robinson can promote in tomorrow's lession. That ought to be fun.


Mark Leslie said...

Okay, this is strange - I'm having a publishing issue with blogger this morning - apparently server trouble, preventing my most recent post from appearing.

This server is currently experiencing a problem. An engineer has been notified and will investigate.

Status code: 1-500-37

Oh well, at least my blog didn't disappear like it did a month ago. (Hoping I'm not speaking too soon)

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