Canada Reads 2013 is over. During the four day competition, there were gasps, sobs, and triumphs. Congrats Lisa Moore. There were doubts if February was a top fave going in, but kudos to Trent for doing a fabulous job in defending the title.
For the final Canada Reads 2013 blog post, I've collected a selection of tweets from the panelists: Trent McClellan, Jay Baruchel, Carol Huynh and even Charlotte Gray. Unfortunately there are none from Ron MacLean (couldn't find him on Twitter). And of course, there are some thoughts from our favourite host Jian Ghomeshi. One of his ongoing quotes throughout the debates was something he said his dad always said, "Ron MacLean, he is best broadcaster!"
Enjoy the conversations on Twitter and you can also follow some of the panellists online. - Twitter handles below. Feel free to leave comments if you were part of this fabulous literary event, or if you have thoughts about the Canada Reads books. Also, if you haven't read the books, feel free to browse through the reviews on our blog and see which one you are going to put first on your list.
Also special thanks to Trent, Jian, Ron and Carol for taking time out of your hectic schedules to chat with us. You made this show the best reality book show in the world - minus the hair-pulling and backstabbing.
Tweets from Trent McClellan @Trent_McClellan
Trent McClellan and Jay Baruchel go head-to-head in the studio and Twitter-to-Twitter online. What great sportsmanship!
And you know that when Jay Baruchel says something, he means it. @BaruchelNDG
And, Canada's beloved wrestling champion Carol Huynh, whose passion always came through. @HuynhCarol
And the outspoken Charlotte Gray even has a few words. @CharlotteJGray
And finally, what did Jian Ghomeshi think of it all? Here's a bit of insight from a Twitter chat he hosted. @jianghomeshi