I can certainly say I'm never bored. Another full week weighed down with fatigue. Seems my entire household is coming down with something. We're all tired, sleepy but not sleeping well, loss of appetite and yesterday I had an episode of feeling cold and clammy then sweating. ((sigh)). So once again I'm playing catch up. Despite the flu-like symptoms (I've never had the flu), I have lots to share with you.
It was a light week for mail but, I'm carrying out a major overall of collections at our library and home: reorganizing prize books shelves, virtual library loan shelf and weeding books from circulation that aren't moving.
Joined a few social networks and tweaked the blog some, lots of new visitors. Welcome. Speak up, don't be a stranger. We're glad to have you. I've finally faced my Facebook intimidation. Glad, too. Now I now I can post quick promos at Facebook and they appear at Twitter as well. Love this. No double posting.
Won't be blog hopping much this week. I have a post to write for Steph Su's Ash celebration, need to write my BBAW posts for the celebration happening very soon, late with my CORA Diversity Roll Call assignment (likely tomorrow, maybe tonight),need to put together a piece for Hispanic Month (Sept.15-Oct.15), my kidlet is beginning high school so I must be ready for any and all drama on that front and have I mentioned I have several books to review, writers to write and a couple of interviews to do and.....
Whew, so on to what happened here. Let's keep this brief:
Do show some love for Mitali Perkins in our COLA feature. For many of us, Mitali is the forerunner, the advocate who was making the clarion call for diversity in literature before the rest of us made are way to platforms to join her.
Check out Toni's review of Cartwheels In A Sari by Jayanti Tamm and Ana's review of First Part Last by Angela Johnson. Let's talk about bullies. We focus on two works for "What Do I Read Next?": Standing Against The Wind by Traci L. Jones and Jumped by Rita Williams Garcia. We include a list of other titles to round out the theme.
Camile keeps it interesting. This week it's "Sex, Love and Jenga," dealing with the hormone-driven, love dazed teenage boy. Don't forget to check New Crayons. Don't mind me and my pleas. Whenever you're so inclined, do share your crayons with us.
It is ridiculously easy to win books at Color Online. Did you see the list of Color Me Brown winners and have you participated in our quiz yet? Quizzes post every Thursday and Saturday. Two new features coming up. Will keep you waiting for one but the other is "Color Me Brown" Thursday. Beginning this week, I will post links to CMB links I find during my blog hops. I'm thinking once a month, I'm going to randomly give one of these reviewers a free book. Reviewers aren't required to do anything. I'm coming to you; I'll post links to your reviews and then I'm going to offer you a book for doing what you love doing: spotlighting good literature.
It's going to be a full week. Remember to breathe and do read a good book.