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Friday, 4 November 2011

Quick Friday Update

I have a very busy Friday ahead of me, so I'm just stopping in with a quick update. HBIC is gearing up for a big month in November where reading takes over. As you may be aware, I'm a very big supporter of reading, especially for kids, so November becomes HBIC Reading Month. It won't just be books for kids, though. HBIC and Teebz's Book Club will bring you a vast number of books this month. I plan on reviewing two books for younger readers per week, and I'm going to add at least one book per week for the next four weeks for adult readers. Needless to say, I'll be cramming a lot of reading in over the next 28 days.

That being said, HBIC will also hit the road in mid-November for a bit of break. November 17 through November 21 will see me take a mini road trip south of the 49th parallel line into North Dakota and Minnesota. I'll have at least two book reviews on this weekend, and possibly more. I'm trying to open up some time on my schedule to take in the UND Sioux women's hockey game, but I'm not sure if I can swing this yet. Either way, there will be hockey chatter from the weekend and, hopefully, a number of photographs of various hockey things.

If you're interested, here are a few of the books that I'll be covering over the next few weeks. These are in no particular order, so don't hold me to this list:

  • The Final Call written by Kerry Fraser and published by Fenn/McClelland & Stewart.
  • Hockey Trivia for Kids 3 written by Eric Zweig and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • Line Change written by WC Mack and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • Calling the Shots written by Bruce Hood and published by Stoddart.
  • Behind the Bench written by Dick Irvin and published by McClelland & Stewart.
  • Hockey Superstars written by Paul Romanuk and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • Hockey Superstars - All-Time Greats! Volume 1 written by Paul Romanuk and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • Hockey Superstars - All-Time Greats! Volume 2 written by Paul Romanuk and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • The Magnificent Mario written by Mike Leonetti, illustrated by Gary Chatterton, and published by Scholastic Canada.
  • The Lives of Conn Smythe written by Kelly McParland and published by Fenn/McClelland & Stewart.
  • Playing Overtime written by Ted Barris and published by Macmillan Canada.
  • Shorthanded written by Brad Kurtzberg and published by AuthorHouse.
  • Overtime written by David Skuy and published by Scholastic Canada.
Will I get through all of these books? I doubt it. If I do, I may take all of December off to give my brain a break. I want to honestly give you, my readers, a look at some of the great publications coming out about hockey so that you can go and get your hockey fans a great read. Again, reading is something that HBIC holds in very high esteem, and you'll get a wide range of choices throughout November.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

2 comments:

Dr. Pete said...

I still have the Theo Fleury autobiography if you want it, and I'd be interested in your thoughts on the Georges Laraque autobiography coming out.

Teebz said...

I'll be Paypal-ing you this week for the Fleury book, Dr. Pete. I've just been trying to get my days sorted out. Life's been nuts!

As for Laraque, I'd like to read his book before offering any opinion. I've seen and heard what others have said, but I'd like to actually read the book before spouting off about it.