Tag Archives: Blogs

Whitewashing and Racism

There are many brilliant people out there who have written about the discrepancy between stories, characters and the covers of books.  If you are at all interested please visit Susan, Ari, Vasilly and Colleen for a rundown of the  latest event with Bloombury.  There are demands for responses from publishers, calls for a boycott and  for people to wake up, take a look around and admit that we are not as “color blind” as we would like to believe we are.

I always feel clumsy and stupid chiming in on this type of discussion. I come from privilege. I am a white women, I grew up in a middle class home,  I have had the advantages of privilege all my life.  Because of this I have made some choices about how to live my life and I am happy with them.  I am tired of people saying all kinds of things, coming up with all kinds of excuses and dancing around their own complacency and complicity.

Want to do something?  Read books by and about People of Color. Review them.  Get the word out.


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Blogger Bingo!

bingo5389606 Terri  at BrownGirl BookSpeak gave me the letter N for neighborly in the BINGO Blog award!  How lovely.  What she doesn’t know is that I am a complete grump before my first cup of coffee.  Ask my husband, and the dog…

What is the BINGO award?

Blog awards are a wonderful way to show your appreciation and help support this diverse and growing community. Now I’m passing this one on to some of my favorite bloggers.

B- Jeane at DogEar Diary – She makes beautiful bookmarks and I love her choice of books.

I- Wordlily – Wonderful lists of words and their definitions.

N-Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This – Sandy leaves great comments and helps new bloggers feel welcome.

G-Tanabata at In Spring it is the Dawn – Just look at this site.

O- Nymeth at things mean a lot – Outstanding in every way.

Please make sure and visit these wonderful blogs!

ing family. So what is BINGO?


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Book Blogger Appreciation Week


Please join your fellow Book Bloggers as we celebrate

Book Blogger Appreciation Week

September 14-18, 2009.

Last year Amy Riley, at My Friend Amy, started BBAW to show appreciation for all those people who blog about books. Why do we spend our time and energy creating our sites?  Because we love books and because we believe literacy is an important key to understanding.   Books open up the world around us and increase our awareness of others, both near and far.  Books expand our knowledge of history, science and our natural surroundings.  Books entertain, entice and intrigue.

I am a relatively new blogger and this fantastic community has made me feel welcome over the past 9 months.  Now is the time for all of us to show our gratitude for the effort and hard work our fellow bloggers put into their blogs, whether they post several times a day or just once in a while.  Please visit the BBAW Blog site to find out how to join, and make sure you sign up for the three BBAW feeds.


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mermaid_award_3 Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This sent along the lovely award.  Sandy’s site is filled with fun posts and she’s been posting about read Gone With The Wind.  She has been an inspiration since I first discovered her blog.

The Splash Award is an award given to “alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs”. I am honored that Sandy sent this award to me.

I am passing the award onto these alluring and intriguing bloggers:

Becky at Becky’s book blog.  She reads and reads and writes and writes.  An amazingly impressive site.

Word Lily.  A prolific blogger, and an inspiration.

Deslily at Here,There and Everywhere.  Always has kind words,  and wonderful reviews.  Bewitching!

Sandra at Fresh Ink Books.  Another prolific blogger and reader juggling lots of challenges. Impressive!

The Rules:
1) Put the logo on your blog/post.
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress, or inspire you.
3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5) Remember to link to the person from whom your received your Splash award.


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Sisterhood is Powerful


Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This sent me this lovely award and I am sending it along to others who show great attitude and spirit.  I amazed at the gracious help and wonderful support out there.  You are all brilliant, talented and beautiful!

Claire at Kiss A Cloud.

Lena at Save Ophelia.

Lily at Related Reading.

Maree at Just Add Books.

Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot.

Priscilla at Evening Reader.

Robin at A Fondness for Reading.

Vasilly at 1330V

If you wish to spread the sisterhood spirit:

1) Post the award on your blog.

2) Remember to link to the person who gave you the award.

3) Give the award to up to ten women who show great attitude and/or gratitude.

4)  Link their blogs to your post.

5) Let them know you have given them the award.


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All You Need Is Love!

iloveyourblog Sandy at You’ve Gotta  Read This has made my day.  Actually she made  my entire week.  Being a new blogger I’m learning how important it is to stay in touch and to have other stay in touch with you.  Sandy always has kind words and great comments for me and her blog is wonderful!

I am passing  this on to people who have made me feel welcome as a new blogger, who inspire me and whose blogs I try and visit every day.  Please check them out and thanks again, Nancy!

Care at Care’s Online Book Club

Claire at Kiss A Cloud

Eva at A Striped Armchair

Frances at Nonsuch Books (this is a double award because Sandy already gave  her one!)

Lena at Save Ophelia

Lily at Related Reading

Nymeth at Things Mean A Lot

Priscilla at Evening Reader

Vasilly at 1330v

Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

And here are the rules to keep the award going:

1. Add the logo of the award to your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4. Add the links to those blogs you have nominated.
5. Leave messages to let those blogs know they’ve been awarded.


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Weekly Geeks 1/9/2009

wg-zombie3Having just joined book blogging community I have discovered many great sites and many committed bloggers.  I have joined challenges and read about people who are very important to book blogging,  including a women called Dewey.  She sounds wonderful and I am sorry I never got to know her.

Her memory lives on in posts and challenges,  including something called Weekly Geeks.  I am joining the Geeks and hope to be able to keep up with the postings.  So, to begin,  Terri’s first post..

In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.

Being new to the book blogging community I am going to link to some sites that are not necessarily about books or reading.  They are sites I visit almost every day because they are intriguing, entertaining and some of them make me laugh.

Making Light:  I discovered this sight by accident, through some other blog though I forgotten which one. Teresa and Patrick Nielsen Hayden are editors, teachers and bloggers.  They do stuff at Boing Boing (another favorite), and at Tor, and other places. People have told me to lighten up.   Making Light makes me light, makes me laugh.

3QuarksDaily:  On a more serious note,  S. Abbas Rasa and friends gather articles, videos, book reviews and other interesting thing, including poetry and put it all together on a site I get lost in for hours.

BookNinja: On books, publishing and CanLit.

OxfordUniversityPress:  Reviews of books, movies and other things plus many, many words.

OEDILF:  And then there’s this site.  I can’t explain, I have the giggles, just go there.


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