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What Did You Read Today? Eileen takes the National Reading Campaign challenge


We asked Eileen, a regular customer at Beaverbrook:  What Did You Read Today?Shepherds Abiding  

“To-day I am reading Shepherd`s Abiding by Jan Karon, a new author to me.  I am always so expectant when reading a new author, hoping for a new friend like my last two Peter Robinson`s Inspector Banks and Dana Stabenow`s Kate Shugak.  

I enjoy books on CD and have a great admiration for the narrators.  Long road trips are worthwhile as I can listen to more books!

For me reading daily is as important as breathing. Thank you to my library and the great people who work there.”


“What did you read today?” is a public awareness campaign created by the National Reading Campaign to help make reading a national priority. 

For the rest of the year, the Ottawa Public Library will be asking that question to Ottawans and posting their answers in this staff blog.  We invite you to participate in the conversation by posting your answer in our blog’s comments.  

Since 2008, the National Reading Campaign has brought together people from every region of Canada who are concerned about Canada’s changing reading habits. 


Most people seem to read fiction. Does no one read travelogues, history or politics anymore?