Sunday, April 26, 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 some love and be entered in LLM Giveaway. Deadline is April 30. 1 winner will be chosen this week. Congratulations to Doret, winner (4/25)! Check her out at The HappyNappy Bookseller.

Okay, so some of you don't have links to share. The goal is to share some 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 lov'n. Thanks. Winner will choose a prize from the list:

Don't Get It Twisted by Paula Chase (YA)
Every Time A Rainbow Dies by Rita Williams-Garcia (YA)
Life Is Funny by E.R. Frank (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 writing a post about LLM
Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Check Out These Links, Leave Some Links.
Silver Phoenix Giveaway @ Ello 2
What's an ARC @ Shelf Space
4 Manuscripts and 73 rejection letters @ Naki
Adults Reading YA @ Reverie
Mothers' Day Booklist @ White Readers Meet Black Authors
Body Image Week@ My Favorite Author
The Eight Beatitudes For Authors @ Readers Room
"What Penn and Teller Can Teach Us" @ Geoffrey Philp's
"Color Up For Summer" @Crazy Quilts- Request for Recommended writers of color.
"Nikki Grimes: One Woman Hurricane" - Call for Book Donations at Readergrlz
Cartoonist, Jonathan Zapiro (C.O.R.A post) @ PopCulture Shock comic blog
"Poetry Is The Human Voice" at Afrogeek Mom and Dad


Geoffrey Philp said...

Black-eyed Susan,
Here's a post that needs a little lovin':


susan said...

Hi Geoffrey, it will be up before folks wipe the sand from their eyes. Thanks.

Doret said...

Thanks Susan. Can you pass my book along to Nikki Grimes, Call for book donations

Thom Gabrukiewicz said...

Hey I won, thanks. I really appreciate you doing this.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Black-eyed Susan!

susan said...

Did you share some lov'n today?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a bunch for putting a link up for Body Image Week at MFA!

susan said...

It's not to late to leave links and it's never too late to support fellow bloggers. Can someone tell me why this meme isn't generating greater participation? :-(

susan said...

Hi Page Turner, you're welcome. Feel free to leave links for other articles at your site or elsewhere.

Carleen Brice said...

Here's a link to my Mother's Day book list:

And here's a link to great advice for writers from LaConnie Taylor Jones:

susan said...

Thanks, Carleen. :-)

Claudia said...

Here's a link:

100 Poems About Obama's First 100 Days

Hey Susan - I'm sending you LOTS of Lov'n today. I hope you won't be discouraged if you aren't getting the kind of response to your meme that you want. I'm new to memes and I'm not able to participate in all of the excited ones that you do - but I'll always contribute when I can!

susan said...

Thanks, Claudia. How are you? Always glad when you come by. Speaking of poems. At our recent, Lay It Down Sunday (Color Online), our girls put on a talent show. They were amazing! The show was just for ourselves but it turned out so well, we're planning on putting on a show and inviting other community programs to come up and see what our girls can do.

Claudia said...

That's great news about the talent show! Glad to hear things are going well. I can't complain...It's HOT down South and I've been spending more and more time in the yard digging and planting and getting myself dirty! Yay!

Unknown said...

Morning Susan - I will share a little love this morning:

From Bermudaonion's Weblog, a great review of Simas Undergarments for Women (fiction):

From Enroute to Life, a review and blog tour (including a giveaway) for One Deadly Sin (fiction):

Over at The Epic Rat, Cecelia has shared a list (with links to interviews, giveaways, reviews, etc) of blog tours she is participating in:

~ Wendi

For future posts, do you prefer copies of the web address, or links?

Unknown said...

I've visited over 10+ blogs and left comments this morning (non-meme related posts). Now I'm off to work on Teaser Tuesday posts! :)

~ Wendi

susan said...

Thanks Wendi, you only need to leave links, but we appreciate the commentary, too. Did you see my question about Christian teen fiction on your blog?

Unknown said...

I've added a link (and the button) in my sidebar, so hopefully I'll remember to head over on Monday!! :)

~ Wendi

PS - I saw your question about WildCard tours, but not about Christian Teen Fiction - I'll see if I can find it. . .

Unknown said...

I'm sorry Susan!! I'm generally really great about comments, but I somehow missed the one about Christian Teen fiction - what was your comment? If you can remember the post you made it on I can go find it.

:) Wendi

Okie said...

Great post and great point. I'm guilty of "lurking" around blogs myself...I read a ton of blogs but don't comment nearly as often as I'd like to. I try to comment on at least 1 or 2 blogs a day, more if I find posts that I'm passionate about.

At the very least, I think it's nice to just say "thanks for posting" on a person's blog to let them know somebody's reading and appreciates what they're saying.

Bernice L. McFadden said...

I love this l'il loving stuff!

susan said...

Hi Okie and Bernice, welcome to Little Lov'n Monday. Bernice we have your work in our library. I need to make a point to feature it soon. Okie, I like what you do and yes, we can't comment to everything but making a conscious effort to let our peers know they're being read is always a good thing. A simple comment can make someone's day.

Steph Su said...

Reverie has an interesting post up about the acceptance of YA as actual literature, which is always an interesting topic. Check it out here!

susan said...

Hey Doret, don't know how I missed your note. Will donate a book on your behalf. Thanks.

Putting it up, Steph. Thanks.

Diana Dang said...

Here's an interesting article for those who do not know what ARCs are =),guid,6ef8cfff-c44c-43bd-9078-de3bc7166f65.aspx

bermudaonion said...

This is a great idea! I'm so touched that Wendi mentioned my post.

susan said...

Hi Bemudaonion,

Thanks, Diana.

Ashley said...

Here is a site that I just love for book lovers:

thanks for entering me! my email is

Ashley said...

+5 for saying you visited folks and shared some love.

I did that! :)

Ashley said...

+3 for posting LLM icon/link in your sidebar.

check it out at:

susan said...

Thanks Ashley, that's a lot of love. Good luck in the drawing.

Unknown said...

I love the idea behind this meme! I've been an awful slacker this past week with giving some love to my fellow bloggers!

Thank you to Wendi for showing me some love! :)

And I will also leave this link where Justina announces the winners of her Find Beauty Challenge.

Anonymous said...

I'm such an idiot - I left a comment on the wrong LLM post!

I should have written, here:

I'm plugging Cindy's new book, so it's not really celebrating the blog of a fellow blogger, but definitely the work of one!!!

Here are two posts you MUST NOT miss!

Unknown said...

Check out Georgia McBride - new writer - here

susan said...

Aerin, love is love. Ain't madatcha. Posting it now.

Thanks, KB.

susan said...

Aerin, after visiting Ello's blog I've decided I'm going to write my C.O.R.A. Diversity Roll Call post on her. How about you joining us for the meme?

susan said...

The link isn't working for me. Please repost.

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

Wow, this is a wonderful blog and I am honored to be linked up here! And your CORA diversity blog is awesome! We need more of this!!! Celebrating diversity, hurray! I am so for this! And since this is linky love day I'm going to link you to the Enchanted Inkpot technically to a post I did about fantasy in Asia.

There was another post about gender roles where I talked about the fate of gender in Asia too. I'm not sure if you have seen them, but if not, I hope you enjoy them!

And thank you for your wonderful compliment on my blog. I have to tell you I am truly honored by your words. Thank you.

Sydney Salter said...

Thanks so much for your support of Body Image Week! I'm writing about my own body image experiences this week at

Unknown said...

Here's something awesome:

It's my post hehe I hope that counts if not oh well it's still a really great poem a friend of mine showed me. :)

susan said...

Hi Robin, it counts. Everybody wants love. Anybody checking out the links posted?