Busy week, but got in more reading. Finally finished Brown Girl In The Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A great mix of magical realism, fantasy and science fiction. I have two other titles by her on our wish list. I’m hoping we get them. The used copies are very inexpensive so if they’re not donated, I’m going to cash in a few cans. I need to write reviews for some great reads including: Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins, Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger, Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie and Hopkinson’s book. I still have Cuba 15 to finish and I’ve started and enjoying Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim. To see what I got in the mail this week, check my In My Mailbox post.
My new pub schedule for Color Online is working out well. Of course, now I’m out of sync here at Black-Eyed Susan’s. Well, I do what I can do. Gearing up for the reading challenge next week at Alternatives for Girls. I have flyers and bookmarks to make. Prizes to buy and books to set aside.
Little Lov’n Monday participation is down and I've heard other bloggers say their memes aren’t getting their usual turnout either. I realize we have lives. Still, LLM is about supporting each other and frankly I think we all can do just a little more to listen. One reviewer was lamenting that blogging allows everyone to speak, but who’s listening? There are few who aren’t fond of this critic, but his point is valid. Do we do take time to hear and respond to someone else or are we preoccupied with our own ramblings? Speaking of ruffling feathers, I might have done just that with my Confession Tuesday post.
We received a very generous donation from the publisher of Airhead by Meg Cabot. The book isn’t what the title suggests. If you read YA or mentor young people like I do, enter my drawing to win a copy. I have three copies. Giveaway is here.
Hope you’re having a good day commenting to friends and of course, finding time to read a good book. Happy reading.