Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Sunday Salon

Good week for reading not so much for blogging. I've been divided between the book drive, launching a new layout for Color Online and enjoying some good reads. The layout for Color Online is lovely. Do come by.

The book drive is going very well. Deb from Stoney Moss sent me some lovely tiles including The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which I have heard so much about and wanted to read. Thanks to Lenore from Presenting Lenore for a mega box of goodies. Thanks to authors, Diana Rodri Wallich and Sarah Holmes. Diana is sending us a copy of her book, Amor and Summer Secrets and Sarah from Read Write Believe bought us Tanita Smith's new book, Mare's Ware. Colleen from Chasing Ray has promised a box and my dear friend Edi at Crazy Quilts has offered to send a book for every two books her readers send us. Some many wonderful bloggers have blogged about our drive. I can't thank you enough. Please forgive me for not naming everyone.

I'm still reading Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson and Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa. Finished Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie; loved it and Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger, a good read.

Sunday night, members of Color Online and I will be making bookmarks for the young girls in the Rise -N- Shine program at Alternatives for Girls. Prior to that, my assistants and I will be cataloging new books and shelving them. For details on what I got in the mail check out my In My Mailbox post.

This is the first Friday of our new schedule for Diversity Roll Call. You have two weeks now to respond so join us. This week's assignment is poetry. Do check out "The Rose Bush" by Nikki Giovanni, my contribution for Poetry Friday. And for a bit of silliness, check out my ABC meme for Confession Tuesday.

I won't be picking up any books from the library for awhile. I have a stack from them and twice as many are coming in because of the drive.

So how was your week? Happy reading.

4 comments:

Nymeth said...

I look forward to your review of Brown Girl in the Ring. I really loved The Salt Roads and have been meaning to read more by Nalo Hopkinson ever since.

vvb32 reads said...

Love your efforts with the Color Online project. Keep it up!

susan said...

vvb32,

We are able to keep it up as long as we have support. Thanks supporting us in any way you can.

susan said...

vvb32,

We are able to keep it up as long as we have support. Thanks supporting us in any way you can.