Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Sunday Salon: What We Read, Said & Wrote

Good morning all,

I have lots to share this morning. We have a new giveaway, Ali has a new CORA Diversity Roll Call up, we have more great posts this week, many which were posted pretty close together so do check the digest here so you can check everything out. We have mail.

Before I go on, I want to thank my friend and partner in crime, Doret for stepping in. As many of you know, I have a new job. Couple my new responsibilities with adjusting to life with a teen in a high school and the reality is I have too much on my plate. I cannot keep up the publishing schedule and duties here as I had been and so Doret will be taking on more responsibility so we as community continue to thrive and grow. Doret, I can't thank you enough.

On to the reading life: I have had to take a hiatus from Liar but for a good reason. Last week when I visited my stylist to get my locs tightened I had my copy with me. I shared it with my stylist's daughter who was very interested in it. Of course, I let her keep it. I'll pick up where I left off later with my daughter's copy. In the meantime, I've been reading Paper Towns by John Green and just like Doret said, I am enjoying it. A few times, I've laughed out loud on the bus on my way to work.

Did you check out COLA this week? We have the amazing Justine Larbalestier. If you haven't already, show her some love, people. Justine rocks.

If you don't know about Girls Write Now, do read about this amazing organization. Link in the sidebar. Author, Tayari Jones and I are talking about ways Color Online and GWN can support each other. I'm beyond impressed with GWN, I'm envious. I want them here in Detroit. Read and support these young women.

It's about connecting readers and writers. Tget your chick lit fix with Ms. Brady's debut novel. And if you don't normally read chick lit (waving my hand) don't dismiss this. Read beyond your comfort zone and you might discover you like more than you thought. To help you out, we're hosting The Bum Magnet Giveaway.

I have more, check out reviews from Karen and Bonnie. Karen reviews Speak So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Lee Hurston by Lucy Ann Hurston and Bonnie reviews Dawn by Octavia E. Butler.

Ali is back with a new CORA Diversity Roll Call assignment. This week we look at early readers that feature poc children. If you don't know, each month a participant will be randomly selected to pick a book for our Prize Bucket. October's winner is Akilah of The Englishist. Join us. Discover new reads and earn a chance to win a free book.

Don't forget about our quizzes, another opportunity to win books. Check out our current Color Me Brown Links. Find for more reading suggestions in our New Crayons feature. I'll post that later this evening.


How was your week? What have you read lately?


6 comments:

Allison said...

Good to hear you're enjoying Paper Towns! I just read/reviewed/put up a giveaway for Looking for Alaska, which I really enjoyed. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for John Green's other books now. :)

Steph Su said...

Sounds like you're having a good reading week! I love that you're sharing LIAR around, and still have a good book to keep you occupied during the hiatus. :)

Akilah said...

Yay! I won!

My email is theenglishist[at]gmail.com.

AWESOME.

(I pick The Red Tent, btw. Whoo.)

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