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.
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?