CBC hosts on holiday reading

Don't know what to get the reader (or CBC fan) in your life? What makes holiday reading so great? Our literature-loving CBC hosts, including As It Happens' Jeff Douglas, Writers & Company's Eleanor Wachtel, Quirks & Quarks' Bob McDonald, Wiretap's Jonathan Goldstein, Big City, Small World's Garvia Bailey and Spark's Nora Young talk about what book they're giving this holiday season, what books they want to get for themselves as well as why books make the best holiday gift.

What book will you be giving everyone this holiday season? What book do you want to get? Let us know in the comments below.


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CBC hosts' book list:

As It Happens' Jeff Douglas: 

To give: Dead Lucky by Lincoln Hall, 

Writers & Company's Eleanor Wachtel: 

To give: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

To get: The Big Screen by David Thomson

Quirks & Quarks' Bob McDonald

To give: The Universe Within by Neil Turok

To get: "I like big coffee-table style, full colour panoramic books."

Wiretap's Jonathan Goldstein: 

To get: "Something expensive and heavy....big and expensive. With pictures."

Big City, Small World's Garvia Bailey: 

To give: This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz or The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

To get: How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

Spark's Nora Young

To give: Any novel by José Saramago