Canada Quits

Mar 10th, 2010 | By Coco Cabrera | Category: Arts

The 2010 edition of Canada Reads has come to an early conclusion with all five readers giving up on their books.

First to quit the CBC sponsored competition was Perdita Felicien who had mistakenly assumed her title, Anne Marie MacDonald’s “Fall On Your Knees,” was about track and field.

Michel Vezina left the book he was defending, “Nikolski” by Nicholas Dickner, on a bus and never bothered to obtain another copy.  “It was okay, I suppose, but once it was lost I couldn’t be bothered,” said Vezina.

Samantha Nutt simply put down Wayson Choy’s “The Jade Peony” and found she could not pick it up again.  An anonymous spokesperson for Canada Reads said that Wayson Choy being an aging and ailing gay Chinese man had no effect on Ms. Nutt’s decision other than to make her feel vaguely guilty even though she knew she had no reason to be.

Roland Pemberton had checked Douglas Coupland’s “Generation X” out from a public library and felt obliged to return it, unfinished, by its due date.

Simi Sara was defending the title, “Good to a Fault” by Marina Endicott when she dropped it .  Sara said she just got real busy with the other things and then just didn’t feel like going back to it.

Host of Canada Reads, Jian Ghomeshi, said he still has not read the books from last year’s Canada Reads.

– Coco Cabrera

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