I'm baaaaaaaaacccccckkkkkkk =) I had a blast (I visited Brown University). I didn't get a chance to check my mailbox
so I'm not sure what I got, but I'm excited to check on Monday.
The winners of the POC on Covers/Whitewashing giveaway are...
Katie PB! (Magic Under Glass)
Diana Dang! (Liar)
Niranjana Iyer! (Silver Phoenix)
Vidisha! (His Own Where)
Congrats to all winners and thank you to all those who entered! Of course I realized for the Whitewashing giveaway that I forgot to include a space for your email address. So winners of that giveaway please email me within 48 hours, but since I messed up I will allow you an extra day for 36 hours, but 48 is ideal.
If you didn't win, cheer up, I have another giveaway! Author Lyn Miller Lachmann has kindly offered a signed copy of Gringolandia. It's U.S. only My REreview of Gringolandia My original review
To enter: Must be a U.S. follower. Fill out THIS form Ends: July 24, 2010 11:59 CT
I was pleased to see that most people who entered my giveaways so far are old followers. I'm not throwing these giveaways to get more followers, I want to thank my followers, the people who have been with me and supported me for quite some time. Besides, if you only follow me for giveaways, you may want to unfollow me now because after July ends, giveaways will be over for awhile (unless an author offers to mail out the book) due to my lack of a steady income.
I also want to share my Summer reading list updates.
Classics Reading List
1. Middlemarch by George Eliot (currently reading, longer than I expected!)
2. Kindred by Octavia Butler
3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
4. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
5. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
6. Persuasion by Jane Austen (I want to read this by August)
7. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
9. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (I want to read this next)
10. The Living is Easy by Dorothy West (I want to read this next along with The Wedding)
1. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
2. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
3. Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice
4. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
5. Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
6. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (Book 1 in Easy Rawllins series)-currentyl reading
7. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
8. Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
9. Feminista by Erica Kennedy
10. Bloody Waters by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera (Book 1 in Lupe Solano Mystery series)
Off Color (To reiterate: These books will not be reviewed here. I may review them on Goodreads)
1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (plan to read next)
2. Graceling by Kirsten Cashore
3. Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund
4. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
5. The Deathday Letter by Shaun Hutchinson
6. The Daykeeper's Grimoire (Prophecy of Days #1) by Christy Raedeke
7. Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker
8. The Eternal Kiss: Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (anthology), edited by Trisha Telep
9. White Cat by Holly Black
10. Levithian by Scott Westerfield
As you can I'm not doing so well. Ideally I want to read every book I have listed, but I'll settle for reading all the books on my adult fiction list and half on the classics list.
Check out this fun link, it lists 50 novels to read when you need a good laugh. I haven't read any books on the list but I do intend on reading many of them. I would also add Catcher in the Rye to the list and a host of other YA books. What would you add? Leave a comment here or at that post.