Saturday, May 2, 2009

Little Lovin' Monday

Little Lov'n Monday is a day we celebrate the work of fellow bloggers. Post a link to an article, contest, interview, poem- anything you think deserves a little lov'n. Get some lov'n back. Share and be entered in LLM Giveaway. Deadline is May 8. 1 winner will be chosen this week. Congratulations to Ashley, winner (4/30)! Check her out at Book Obsession. Ashley is a new teen book reviewer so give her lots of love!

Commit to visiting 5 blogs and leaving comments. If you do that, let us know. You might not care about winning a book, but I'm thinking you're a cool person who cares. Tell us that you shared some love. Thanks. Winner will choose a prize from the list:

Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
Haiku: Seasons of Japanese Poetry by edited Johanna Brownell
The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (YA)
Hush by Jacqueline Woodson (YA)
Blue Hour Poems by Carolyn Forche
Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir

Earn 1 entry for leaving a link to a post you think we should check out. Earn extra entries:

+5 for saying you visited folks and shared some love
+3 for posting LLM icon/link in your sidebar
+2 for blogging about LLM
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Check out these reads
Traveling To Teens (book tour)
Interview with Mayra Lazara Dole @ I'm Here. I'm Queer. What...
Doret (HappyNappy Bookseller) interview @ James Preller's
Komunyakaa's "Facing It"@ Poefrika
Asian Persuasion @ Pop Culture Shock
This Is How You Cover Face @ bottle_of_shine
Billie Letts Giveaway @ In Bed With Books

18 comments:

Diana Dang said...

Here's a contest that needs some loving! http://inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaway-made-in-usa-by-billie-letts.html

susan said...

Thanks Diana,
Will post this shortly.

Doret said...

Link to Renay's live journal my first time there but I'll be going back

http://bottle-of-shine.livejournal.com/332593.html

And Bravo to Renay for standing her ground in the comments

susan said...

Doret, that was some discussion. I'm there with you.

I cannot understand how a white reader can say they never notice the race of an author. If that were the case, why isn't there greater diversity among the writers they read? Moreover, it is insulting to suggest that anyone who is reading a writer of color is only doing so to be inclusive. Where does it say that a reader is disinterested in quality when reading a person of color?

Do we ever make the sameness argument about gender, sexual orientation or even genres? We do not, but bring race/ethnicity into the equation and then this particular element is suppose to neutral. Please.

Why not simply say you've never bother to look past race to see if you would enjoy a writer of color?

susan said...

Doret, that was some discussion. I'm there with you.

I cannot understand how a white reader can say they never notice the race of an author. If that were the case, why isn't there greater diversity among the writers they read? Moreover, it is insulting to suggest that anyone who is reading a writer of color is only doing so to be inclusive. Where does it say that a reader is disinterested in quality when reading a person of color?

Do we ever make the sameness argument about gender, sexual orientation or even genres? We do not, but bring race/ethnicity into the equation and then this particular element is suppose to neutral. Please.

Why not simply say you've never bother to look past race to see if you would enjoy a writer of color?

Laelah said...

Hello, thanks for stopping by my blog.

SiO = Shout it Out. :)

I guess you can say it's an art movement/internet meme (whatever those things are) where the person making it "shouts" things that are usually kept secret. In other words, a fun way to vent.

-Laelah

Dorla Moorehouse said...

Kelli at Book of Kells has a summary of her experience with NaPoWriMo that I think is excellent and deserves some reads: http://ofkells.blogspot.com/2009/05/napowrimo-summary-and-so-what.html

She has inspired me to write a similar summary, maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.

Doret said...

Yeah Susan I really liked that post. After I read it I couldn't wait for little lovin Monday

susan said...

Stop whatever you're doing. Our lovely HappyNappy Bookseller, Doret has been interviewed! Yay, Doret. Loved, loved, loved it!

Liviania said...

Thanks for the link! Did you notice you won a contest on my blog? I still need your addy.

susan said...

Hi Liviana, no, I didn't. Thanks. On my way.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Morning Susan -

This morning I'd like to share the blog of a woman from Finland - Looks like she started blogging at the end of 2008, but has really been actively blogging since March of this year. She seems to review a lot of Historical, fantasy, romance, and a few others, and I've found some really great books from reading her reviews. :)

~ Wendi

Doret said...

Susan thanks so much for the link and the twitter mention.

susan said...

Wendi, where's the link?

Ashley said...

Thank you for including me!
I'll be on the lookout for a great site to share :)

(Oh and is it alright if I enter again? I know some sites want a different winner each time.)

Color Online said...
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the epic rat said...

Oh, I know I'm a little late, but I want to spread some love to
Traveling To Teens (T2T) that Yan and Carol have put together!

The tour for The Chosen One has started!

susan said...

It's Wednesday, how's the reading and commenting going? Have you shared some lov'n?