Besides a sinus headache that put me in bed for two days, I had a good week. I got my fill of great blog reading this week and I participated in a few memes. Speaking of memes, won't you share with us how diverse your reading habits are? Check out the meme at Color Online and leave a link if you respond. We're looking for guest and regular contributing writers for Color Online. If you're interested, drop me a note at cora_litgroup.com
I'm slowly becoming acclimated with Twitter. Call me slow, but I've only realized that platforms like Twitter and Facebook are replacing what e-mail accounts were for us early Internet users. I knew listserves and message boards were dinosaurs, but I hadn't realized that online users today use their social networking accounts like I previously used email and chatrooms.
Light week for books. And for me that's a good thing. My tbr pile is seriously threatening to fall over and two weeks in a row, I've had to return and renew what I currently have out from the library. See my weekly mailbox post here. Don't forget May is Asian Pacific Island Awareness and Latin Book Month. Did you read anything related to either groups?
I'm currently reading Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia. It's a story about girl violence in schools. I'm a Williams fan. Check out her interview at The Brown Bookshelf. I've also read Every Time A Rainbow Dies and No Laughter Here and Like Sisters on The Homefront.
We've opted to change our schedule for C.O.R.A. to the first and third Friday of every month. We think the extra time between assignments will keep the meme fun and allow participants more time to write and share their contributions. See Ali's current assignment regarding children's literature here. Check out last week's YA literature responses here.
Every Monday is Little Lov'n Monday. On Mondays we commit to reading and commenting to fellow bloggers. We also want to give some lov'n back. Weekly drawing for a free book just for supporting your peers. Congratulations to this week's winner, Geoffrey Philip. Geoffrey is a warm, intelligent, nice-on-the-eyes island fella. Check him out here. If you haven't joined us, do. Who doesn't want a little lov'n?
Check out my response to Diversity In Reading. For my Confession Tuesday post, I wrote about key elements of a good blog. Great responses. Read it here.
Last week I shared I was reading Dr. Truelove, a YA novel by Derrick Barnes. Check out my review here. The story also influenced my 3WW post, "Streaking." Remember to check my sidebar for contests and other cool links.