Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday, Awards, Reading in Color News

I think this is going to be my one of my last Waiting on Wednesday posts (I have about 2 other books that I've found to wait for) it's really hard to find upcoming YA poc books, especially when I'm too busy with school to scour publishing websites. Instead I'll start participating in Wishlist Wednesday (I'm not sure who came up with the idea of so if anyone knows pleae let me know so I can give due credit), since I have a huge wishlist!

Anyway, this week I'm waiting on (Idea of Jill at Breaking the Spine)

The World is Mine (Come Up) by Lyah B. LeFlore Illustrated by DL Warfield
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2009

Blue Reynolds has it all: money, brains, style, charisma, and the hunger to be more than what his parents have planned for him. He's a dreamer on a mission to become the world's next music business mogul. But for now he'll settle for being the youngest, hottest party promoter around...and the man on the arm of the fly and sassy Jade Taylor.

Collin Andrews is Blue's best friend, and the order to Blue's madness. Blue dreams up the ideas and Collin figures out how to make them happen; together, they make a powerhouse team that's ready to blow the roof off the music game!

Coming up is never easy. These two dreamers will have to put everything on the line and do whatever it takes to succeed. It's the new American dream, and the sky's the limit. All they need is one shot.

-Amazon lists this as 9-12, but I think it may actually be YA, but then again it's illustrated so it's either a graphic novel or for younger readers. It's something different from what I usually read.

The Awards

I apologize for the lateness in my award posting. A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who gave me an award!

From Alexa at Hooked on YA Books, I got the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks so much Alexa, it's lovely :)

The Rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs you've recently discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

15?! Ok here goes. I hope everyone checks out these wonderful, lovely blogs (if you haven't already)! In no particular order and I added one more blog because there are so many great blogs out there.
1. Ah Yuan at Gal Novelty
2. Book Weirdo (She's not at all weird!) at YA Book Geek
3. Maria at Fantasy Book Ink
4. Jill (and her husband!) at RhapsodyinBooks
8. Lisette at T.V. And Book Addict
10. S.Krishna at S.Krishna's Books
11. Heather at The Maiden's Court
12. Chioma at Black and Blue Ink
13. Catt at the Dreamer Reader
16. Allison at Read Into This!

This award is from Ebony at Sizzling Publications. Thanks Ebony :D

The Rules

1) Post the award

2) List 7 facts about you

3) Keep the award going. Pass it on to 7 others

4) Inform the people you give the award to


So here we go

1. Alexa at Hooked on YA Books

2. Elnice at Ellz Readz

3. Everyone (Aline, Marjorie, Corinne, Sally, Janet and Charlotte) at PaperTigers

4. Jess at Lost in a Book

5. Liz B. at A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy

6. Paradox at Parodoxical

7. Em at Em's Bookshelf

~ETA: I forgot my 7 facts! Here we go (they are very random)

1. I love big cities, even if I've never been (New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia).

2. I'm almost done with Physics in my science class! I just have to build a bridge (any tips? I need help!) =/

3. I love historical fiction

4. I'm amazed that I found 22 bloggers to give awards to and contacted them all =)

5. I love accents (Australian, Southern, Spanish)

6. I wish I had the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off

7. I don't have enough time in the day to do all I want :(

Reading in Color News

*Sign up for the first ever Read in Color Holiday Book Exchange! Sign up by Nov. 24. For more info go here

*Vote in my poll! I have a towering tbr pile and while I intend on reading all the books sent to me to review, I also want to devote December to a certain genre. The poll features a selection of books I have the most of that need to be read/reviewed, although I recently realized I have only one controversial issue book! So anyway help me out by voting =)

*Also I despertely need a 3-column template. Unfortunately I won't have the time to find a really good one until after December 10 (I have a really hard science project to finish. Building a bridge! I'm awful at this sort of thing =/) So please excuse my cluttered sidebar, I'm going to clean it up soon! In effort to start, I may not post all my Blog Awards in the sidebar anymore, but I will do a post thanking everyone.


  1. Oh wow, thanks!! Ack, I don't even know if I know 15 book blogs to pass it to though... T_T (do non-book blogs count?!)

  2. You don't have to do 15 (I'm amazed I had that many!). I don't think they have to be all book blogs. It doesn't matter, there's no punishment if you give it to a non book blog or don't give it to 15 blogs! lol

  3. I am truly honored by being included in such a list. Thank you so much!

  4. Ahh, well, that's why we need to write more POC books! :)

    Have you read anything by Sherman Alexie yet? Brilliant American Indian writer. I read his short story collection, Ten Little Indians, for a class and it was hilarious and so down-to-earth. I think you'd really love it!

  5. Awww thank you SO much!! :) You have a lovely blog too :D

    I shall pass on the award when I have some extra time hehe ;) It just takes me forever to choose which blogs bc there are so many awesome ones out there and then there's the fact that I'm so darn indecisive


  6. Great waiting on wednesday pick!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great Pick! The book sounds good.

  8. Congrats, girl!

    I requested The Come Up from my library as soon as I saw it on their New YA Novels list. Can't wait for it to arrive!

  9. Hey, thank you for passing on the award to me! I'm definitely moving up the books you sent me in my TBR list! :)

  10. Thank you so much. I really enjoy reading your blog!

  11. On behalf of all of us at PaperTigers, I thank you for the honor, Ari! Now I should explore the other blogs on your list, as most of them are new to me...


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