Welcome to Michael's Book Club. No, I am not affiliated with Oprah in any way. Good try, though. I've been reading approximately one book per month, which is just happening that way, so its not a rule of the Club or something. As far as I know, I've read three books this year, although I'm not really thinking about anything that may have happened pre-August, so I can't help you out there. I know this doesn't sound like much reading at all, but when you're as 'busy' as me, and you 'do lots of reading for school', you just don't read too much. Luckily I live in the middle of nowhere now, so I get to read 25 minutes each way on the bus. Woo! Here are the first three installments.
The book was hit and miss. As a die hard fan of the blog, it seemed watered down. It was a collection of separate stories tailored into one arching story. For someone who loves the blog, there were clearly lies and misguidance used to connect things. That being said, it is still as well-written as the blog, and it has had phenomenal success in the US and Canada. Within a month of release, the book was in its sixth printing. For the average person, it would be a great read. For a fan of the blog, I'd suggest you refrain. Its a bit of a disappointment. However, I think some of the charm was lost when the book was published, The Waiter became Steve Dublanica, and my imagined perceptions of the anonymous Waiter came crashing down.
I would play outside with this book 3.5/5 times.
This book is quite good. There was a little bit of information that I felt was repeated from his other book I had read, although I assume that it would be hard to write books about Canada while not mentioning his experiences in Canada World Youth or Katimavik. Otherwise, this book is hilarious, educational, and well written. I recommend it to anyone who loves Canadians.
I would play outside with this book 4.5/5 times.
I would play outside with this book 5/5 times.