It’s time again for the monthly “Six Degrees” challenge hosted by Kate from Books are My Favourite and Best. This month is wild card month! So what does that mean? It means you can start with any book you ended a previous chain with.
I’m going to start with the book I ended with last month, which was “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery.
“Five Giraffes” by Anne Innis Dagg
I’m linking again using the first name of Anne to Canadian zoologist and writer Anne Innis Dagg, which is what I did last month, but this time I am highlighting a different book that she wrote. This award winning book is part of the “five animals” series and details the lives of five giraffes in both the wild and captivity.
“The Bedside Books of Birds: An Avian Miscellany” by Graeme Gibson
From giraffes to birds. A collection of short stories, poems, and pictures of birds from various authors and illustrators interspersed with Gibson’s personal experiences with birds.
The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things” by Lorna Crozier
Also a collection book, but these are about objects (and parts of the body). The collection skips through the alphabet starting at air and ending at zipper.
“Frying Plantain” by Zalika Reid-Benta
A collection of short stories. This award winning book contains linked short stories of a girl who is caught between being Jamaican and Canadian.
“Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies” by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Linking through the structure of the book.
“Noopiming is Anishinaabemowin for “in the bush,” and the title is a response to English Canadian settler and author Susanna Moodie’s 1852 memoir Roughing It in the Bush. To read Simpson’s work is an act of decolonization, degentrification, and willful resistance to the perpetuation and dissemination of centuries-old colonial myth-making.”
“Moon of the Crusted Snow” by Waubgeshig Rice
From one indigenous writer to the next. This book was this year’s “One Book One Community” choice in my region. The book is a post-apocalyptic novel about a group of Anishinaabe whose community suddenly goes dark.
So what’s the connection between the first and last books? The connection I’ve made is the theme for my books this month. It’s a celebration of books written by Canadians. Yay!
Be sure to check out some of the other chains. I always find a book (or ten) I want to read.
And if you want to join—maybe for next month when we’ll start with “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume—then click here to read the rules.
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Wow… some really fascinating books in this chain… Well done!
Oh I know about that finding a book or ten you want to read that you saw on someone else’s post! That’s the best and the worst part of features.
I don’t recognize any of your books! But Moon of the Crusted snow did caught my attention. I am going to have a look at it right now.
Enjoy your November and here’s my 6 Degrees of Separation – One, two, buckle my shoe
I always have trouble commenting on your blog, so I’m going to say here that I love your counting theme this month.
Very much like the sound of Noopiming and also Frying Plaintain.
Loved Frying Plantain! I’ve just started Noopiming, but already I am finding it intriguing.
Another great chain Linda. Have read a couple but will be checking out the others. Happy reading!
The Book of Marvels sounds fun! Enjoyed your chain!
Yes, I really enjoyed the book.
Goodness, these are unusual choices – so good to discover books outside one’s usual comfort zone!
I lived in Canada (well in Newfoundland, which many of the residents didn’t actually see as Canada…) for a while, but feel I never really tried hard enough to learn about Canadian culture, so I would like to read Frying Plantain. I’d like to read more about the remote northern communities too, but I’m not sure I’m up for any dystopia just now – the world seems dystopian enough already!
And I have to admit that I’ve never read Anne of Green Gables, though as a child I loved the TV adaptation with Kim Braden. I do have a copy of the book and it’s no doubt about time I did read it.
Noopiming is not published in the UK till January, which might make it a good birthday present for my daughter – again it’s one I’ve not heard of before, so thank you for that.
I’m glad that I could whet your appetite for some Canadian books. I’ve never been to Newfoundland, but it’s supposed to be one of the most beautiful and friendliest places in Canada.