In an effort to get myself reading more (I haven't done a whole lot since leaving school), I decided that I would set myself a reading goal. I had gone to the public library weeks ago and wandered the aisles aimlessly, trying to figure out what I should read next. I also figured the public library would save me money since Ryan and I are bibliophiles and collect like mad (to our credit though, we either get them on sale or use our discount card. My favourite way to find a new book is to go to the clearance shelves and pick one randomly. If the story interests me I get it. Usually they are under $10.00 and often they are under $5.00! However in attempts to really save our money this year, I am going to try and frequent our fantastic (and I do mean fantastic) public library.
So in addition to participating in the Barren Bitches Book Brigade (ie. book club) , I have decided to read all the Giller Prize Winners and for good measure, the Short List too. 14 years of the Giller Prize, 14 winners and 63 Short Lister. Some of the best of Canadian Fiction. I'll start with the winners and see where I get to. This should be fun. Now only if I can actually get a hold of the books. I tried putting a hold on Eliza.beth Ha.y's Late Nig.hts on A.ir (2007 winner that I really wanted to read) and was like 294th on the list. Hmmm, maybe start at 1994 and work my way forward?