Sunday Salon – Raising Our Voices

Happy Sunday Salon.  We had sunny, mild afternoons this week.   I know it is a trick of the Weather Gods.  It is still January.

There was another incident of  white-washed book cover art at Bloombury.  Following close on the heels of the Liar cover controversy it created  a very loud buzz on Twitter and around the internet.  Posts went up, a boycott was initiated, arguments ensued.

You can find out more about all this by visiting Ari at Reading in Color and Susan at Color Online. The outcome?  Bloombury has pulled the original cover and promised a new one.

Bloomsbury is ceasing to supply copies of the US edition of Magic Under Glass. The jacket design has caused offense and we apologize for our mistake. Copies of the book with a new jacket design will be available shortly.

This is, by no means, the end of the problem. It will happen again. To show your support please read books by and about people of color.  Write about them, pass them on to other readers.  Follow this link and join the conversation.

It is exciting to watch our constantly changing communication technologies used in a very fast and active way to initiate discussion and bring about change.  As a group book bloggers have an impact when they choose to raise their voices.

As for reading this week I finished a mystery set in Iceland, Tinkers by Paul Harding and several picture books.  I started a book of short stories by Nisi Shawl.  It is called Filter House and won the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2008.  The stories are mysterious, intriguing and enticing.  And I finally managed to write and post a review of Wolf  Hall that I am pleased with.  How about you?  How was your week?

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4 responses to “Sunday Salon – Raising Our Voices

  1. Isn’t it amazing how technology is being used to change the world around us? How fast we’re becoming aware of things that are happening near or across the world?

    I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Tinkers and Wolf Hall. I’ve been thinking about reading it for the Tournament of Books in March.

  2. I followed the story. An interesting turn of events, let’s hope it a new beginning. I tried to find your review of Wolf Hall but there are seventy of them over there. What name are you using? I’m excited to read it but I am on a long waiting list at the library. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  3. Sandra – Oops! My review of Wolf Hall is here. Sorry for the confusion.

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