Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trevor Cole - Local Hamilton Author

I have just started my first read for the challenge - Hamilton, Ontario author Trevor Cole's The Fearsome Particles. This is Cole's second novel which was short-listed for the 2006 GG's Literary Awards and is a National Best Seller. I met Trevor at a course I took through the Ontario Arts Council and realized that I had already read his first novel Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life which has been optioned for film. I can totally see Kevin Spacey as Norman Bray. This was a great novel which I highly recommend. I just loved it. For information on Trevor Cole, visit his website at http://www.trevorcole.com/ I am looking forward to finding more time to get into FP as the summer art show season winds down for me. My review will follow.

3rd Canadian Book Challenge Eh

It is that time again for the start of the 3rd Annual Canadian Book Challenge Eh!. This is my second year doing the challenge. Last year I didn't start until 3 months in but still managed to read 18 books over the course of 9 months. I am going to do this again this year. If you are up to the challenge visit The Book Mine Set for more information. The goal is to read 13 CANADIAN books (Canadian is defined on the site) over the year starting this July - okay we have already started, but you can do it. I am already into my first read.

A Delayed Fine Balance Completion

I finally finished A Fine Balance by Rohinton Minstry and while it was sad, it was a great book. Enough said.