It’s Canada Day weekend! Enjoy the long weekend. Here’s some of my favourite books by Canadian authors as reviewed on Broken Penguins. For more Canadian goodness, see my list of incredible things Canadians managed to do this year below.
Incredible things Canadians manage to do this year:
1. Romanticize French Canadians.
Jessica Pare as the lovely (but crazy) Megan on Mad Men has managed to make French Canadians tres, tres sexy. Anyone that has spent enough time in Quebec will tell you that this could not be further from the truth. But I can’t deny that Montreal is perhaps one of the best looking cities in the country.
2. Get a song stuck in your head.
Hey, I just met you. And this is crazy. But here’s my number. Stop singing. You can’t, can you? And now Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe will be in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. Jepson showed up on Canadian Idol a few years back. She used to look older but her publicity machine has managed to make her look 10 years younger and 20 pounds lighter. Hmmm…
3. Get you to buy clothes from a grocery story.
When I went to New York, everyone was gaga over Joe Fresh. Of course, we know Joe Fresh as that clothing line that launched beside the diary aisle in supermarket chain Loblaws. That’s what makes it so fresh. All joking aside, I do love Joe Fresh. I bought the awesome blue jacket in their spring ads only to discover that it looks like a butcher’s jacket unless you are a Scandinavian model.