Monday, September 14, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month Starts Tomorrow! BBAW Starts Today :)

No Male Monday post today because I haven't started Marcelo in the Real World or gone to the library for more books with a male main character :(

Hispanic Heritage Month starts tomorrow Sept. 15 and goes till Oct. 15. I'm going to try and have a book review up at least once a week with a Latino/a protagonist. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be able to post my review of Rogelia's House of Magic. Also my my next couple of giveaways (excluding the one that will start tomorrow) will be YA books with a Latina/o main character.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Bronzeword Latino Press ( I guest-blogged for them!) will give away a book every week with a Latino/a protag. All you have to do is review a book with a Hispanic main character or you can just do a post about one (like a Waiting on Wednesday post). I love the idea and I'm definitely going to try and participate! For more details, go here

BBAW started today! I'm going to try and participate in all the memes and posts. Also be on the lookout for my guest post!

Also, I received this email and I wanted to share the information with all of you (I just copied and pasted the email).

All across the nation, many Friends of the Library organizations hold book sales that feature cheap books that were either donated or removed from circulation. Typically these sales sell books, CDs, magazines, and DvD's for rock bottom prices. A typical sale will sell most of their items for under 3 dollars.

Being charity organizations, these Friends of the Library organizations often have limited resources to advertise and promote their sales. As such, many people are never made aware of the excellent deals they are missing within their own communities. That's where comes ins. We are attempting to bridge the gap between Organizations looking to more effectively advertise their sale, and people looking to find more places to get good deals on books and media.

Friends of the Library organizations and other non-profit groups can freely advertise their sale on our site. Our site currently has 2500 active listings, and we have been adding over 100 everyday.

People looking to find sales can use our powerful search tools to find these sales. They can search by state, zip code, sale size, and date ranged. Furthermore, people can create an account and save sales to their calendar to help them better track the sales they want to go to. You can also sign up for notifications to be emailed when a new sale in your area is listed, or a reminder email a few days before the sales on your calendar so you don’t ever miss a sale you want to attend.

I believe book sales are a great way to find bargain books and media while at the same time supporting the local libraries and non profits we all know and love. It's a total win-win.

Finally, my Gringolandia contest ends tonight at 11:59 PM! What are you waiting for? Go enter!


  1. Yes my favorite month. classic latino book would be house on mango street i loved it.Dark dude by oscar hijuelos was also great.Keep it up i love what you do on your blog.

  2. one of my fav months too! I realy want to read Dark Dude, one of the books I intend on getting if I go to the library. I loved House on Mango Street! Another classic is The brief and wonderous life of oscar wao. that book is AMAZING!


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