It's been a good week in the book blog world for me. Color Online has been nominated for 8 categories for Book Blogger Appreciation Week, amazing! Excited can't even come close to describing how I felt when the nominations came in. Huge thank you to the BBAW committee and all of you who submitted nominations on our behalf. But there's more, I'm going to be part of series published at School Library Journal thanks to Zetta. I was intimidated to respond to the request but my dear friend, Zetta would not let up. And I read an incredible memoir, The Other Side of Paradise by Stacyann Chin. Oh, I have plenty to say about this. I don't write many reviews. You won't want to miss this one, stay tuned.
At Color Online, it's about love and support. Please show some love for Mayra Calvani. This week for COLA, we are proud to spotlight her blog, Latino Examiner.
Now, let's talk about getting a return on your investment. Every week, I dutifully write up the week's events and every week, this post gets very little response so I don't know if you all find this feature useful or I'm wasting my time linking and pasting images like a mad blogger here. To that end, I'm hosting an impromptu contest. Comment about any post published here, and the first 12 readers will be entered in a random drawing. Must have 8 comments in order for me to do a drawing. 2 winners will have their choice of one of the following titles:
Life Is Funny by E.R. Frank (YA)
The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos by Margaret Mascarenhas
Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
B as In Beauty by Alberto Ferreras
Contest ends Tuesday at 11:59 pm.
Okay, I do claim I'm Jacqueline Woodson's number one fan. For "What Do I Read Next?," I feature her and other titles you might enjoy. Tell us what genre or theme you'd like featured. On Monday for WDRIN, it's all about friends.
Ari reviews Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger and Camile delivers another funny, honest anecdote about race and family with "Black Like Me."
A sister got no love for my "Attack of The Cookie Monster" piece. Just so you know, I'm late posting today because last night my pc was ill from too many cookies I picked up visiting a site so no blogging for me. Instead, it was scanning all night and up early this morning, playing catch up. Arggggggggggg!
It's almost end of the month which means I'll be drawing our Color Online Quiz winner soon. Have you participated yet? Why not? Have you checked out our Prize Bucket? Click on the tag 'quizzes' in any quiz post and look for end of the month bonus questions. Drawing August 30th. Winner announced September 1st.
Color Me Brown is on fire! 71 links. Yes, we are gloriously brown. Check the sidebars daily for links to participants' reviews at their blogs. Beginning this week, every Tuesday Color Online will feature a YA review and on Wednesday, we'll feature an adult title.
Drop a link for Little Lov'n Monday and earn a chance for a free book and find new reads in our weekly feature, New Crayons. Feel free to tell us about what's new on your shelf.
This week Ali is hosting CORA Diversity Roll Call. Assignment: A Few Good Men. Oh, yeah! There's always something going on at Color Online. Come by. Sit a spell and chat. We love having you.