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PostPosted: November 6th, 2007, 1:51 pm 
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congrats Worth!!!!!!!!

Three Wishes to be prepared for questions
Respiratory Physiology (West) cause i gotta

it was good books wasn't it? oh well.....three wishes is decent for kids with open minds

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This book just won the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize:

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The last third features a canoe trip of two couples on the Thelon River following the route of John Hornby. I've added it to the top of my list for vacation reading this winter. The author was a former CBC Radio Producer in Yellownife in the 1970s.

You can read a Walrus Magazine review: HERE


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congrats Worth!!


I'm snuggled up with a book written by George Spearling. The work is called Dances with Marmots. George is someone I chat with over at Backpacker and this is about his journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.


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I just finished the last Harry Potter novel. Now I need to read them all again.


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I am currently about 2/3 of the way through Bill Richardson's Bachelor Brother's Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book. It's humorous & worth reading, but is not likely to become one of my all-time favourites.

Congrats Worth! Don't sell any canoes, no matter what PK says. ;)

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One of the few things i like about my GoTrain ride is the 2 hours a day i have to read.
I have about 40 pages to go before i finish "The Last Coach: The Life of Bear Bryant".
Before that i knocked off a couple of John Gierach's books. Very entertaining reading for those that like to wet a fly.
When i read fiction, i like Harry Turtledove or Steve Hamilton.
Thank goodness for used book stores.

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I've been sick for a few days. Unable to sleep due to coughing fits, I've gotten more reading done than usual. I finished the Bill Richardson book mentioned above and unfortunately can't really recommend it. (It was OK, just not my thing I guess.)

However, today I dove into The Dene Elders Project, Stories and History from the Westside, produced by Lynda Holland (a canoeist, she is a name some here should recognize). Wow, now this one is worth reading! If you have any interest in our norther cultures, and Northern Saskatchewan in particular, I highly recommend it. It contains the stories told by Dene people as collected originally in 1977. It tells of a time when trapping and living of the fruits of the land was the norm, and the years leading to more recent times when this way of life had waned. So far I have been so interested that I have had trouble putting it down, which is OK because reading is about all I have the energy for today.

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Right now, slogging through "Caesars of the Wilderness"

Great story about the competing fur/trading companies that helped explore and open up the North American wilderness..However, IMO, Berton's writing leaves a bit to be desired(a bit dry, you might say)...I just think that, in the right hand's this story could have been even more fascinating...

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KingstonMike wrote:
Right now, slogging through "Caesars of the Wilderness"

However, IMO, Berton's writing leaves a bit to be desired(a bit dry, you might say)....


Isn't that written by Peter C Newman ????

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"Finlay"s River" by R.M. Patterson. The Finlay River has disappeared under Williston Lake but Patterson traveled the wild river in time (1949) to write about it. This book is not near as well known as his classic "Dangerous River" but he blends this trip with the stories of the men who explored the region from the headwaters of the river to where it joined the Parsnip R. to become the Peace River through the use of old diaries, stories, books, the HBC archives etc from the early travelers. Cheers.

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Watersong wrote:
KingstonMike wrote:
Right now, slogging through "Caesars of the Wilderness"

However, IMO, Berton's writing leaves a bit to be desired(a bit dry, you might say)....


Isn't that written by Peter C Newman ????




my bad...you're right
Peter Newman...

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just crtacked the spine on Herb Pohl's 'The Lure of Faraway Places'


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jscudds wrote:
just crtacked the spine on Herb Pohl's 'The Lure of Faraway Places'



That's on my Xmas wish list.

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I am reading "A Canoeist's Sketchbook" by Robert Kimber. It's a collection of essays and stories with a Northeast U.S./Eastern Canada slant; i.e. poling, packbaskets, northwoods stroke. It's a nice, relaxing read.


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Been Digging wrote:
I am reading "A Canoeist's Sketchbook" by Robert Kimber. It's a collection of essays and stories with a Northeast U.S./Eastern Canada slant; i.e. poling, packbaskets, northwoods stroke. It's a nice, relaxing read.


I'd second that one....a good read!

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