Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Sunday Salon: What We Read, Said & Wrote

This week was all about BBAW. The week was chock full of activities from memes to articles to scavenger hunts to giveaways. You know how after a great vacation, you need a few days to recover? That's how I feel after participating in BBAW. Welcome to all our visitors especially those who opted to follow us, you're part of the community now. Do comment and participate in the many activities we host here.

I didn't run some of our regular features during the festivities so they wouldn't get lost in the frenzy of blog hopping and BBAW special features. If you didn't catch the BBAW posts, check out my goals, my interview with Lorin from Arch Thinking and at Black-Eyed Susan's, I completed a reading meme. Congratulations to Paradox and Jasmine, our BBAW Giveaway winners.

There's more to celebrate. This month marks Hispanic Heritage Month. To kick of the month, Jo Ann at BronzeWord is hosting a great giveaway. Enter to win one of five fantastic titles. A winner announced each week.We've extended the deadline for CORA Diversity Roll Call. We're looking at short stories. To commemorate HHM, we're giving a collection of short stories by Latin American writers to one of our Roll Call participants. Don't forget we're hosting a giveaway for On The Line by Serena Williams. Deadline is September 30th.

We're celebrating HHM in our quizzes this month and our reviews. Read Jo Ann's review of Confetti Girl and visit our Color Me Brown Links. Tomorrow, check out Color Online's Community HHM recommended reading list. Doret provided us with a base list and we're asking you to add your suggestions.

This we launched Women Writers of Color Series with a profile of YA author Paula Chase Hyman.

Last but most importantly, we are celebrating our CORA Girl, Ari's birthday!

That's it for this week. Hope you all had a good time at BBAW, made new friends and discovered a few good reads. Happy reading.


Icedream said...

Whew, I'm glad BBAW is over. I am thrilled it's HHM and I look forward to checking out the recommended reading list. I hope I have something to add to it. I am celebrating by hosting a HHM giveaway too.
Happy Birthday Ari.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

This was a very fun and informative week. Thanks for participating with all your great posts!