Monday, May 26, 2008
- Latina Writers on 'blog' tour
May 19 - Mary Castillo, author of "Switchcraft"
May 20 - Caridad Ferrer, author of "It's Not About the Accent"
May 21 – Lara Rios, author of "Becoming Americana"
May 22 – Mayra Calvani, The Dark Phantom Review
May 23 – Caridad Piniero, author of "The Calling" Vampire series
May 24 – Jamie Martinez Wood, author of "Rogelia's House of Magic"
May 25 – Berta Platas, author of "Cinderella Lopez"
May 26 – Tracy Montoya, "I'll Be Watching You"
May 27 – Kathy Cano Murillo, aka "The Crafty Chica"
May 28 – Misa Ramirez, author of "Living the Vida Lola"
- Brida, New from Paolo Coelho. Read an excerpt
- Check out USA Today's 2008 Summer books
What are your selections for Summer reading?
* "Life is a Beach" by
, on Flickr
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Call for Reviewers!!
Criticas Magazine is seeking librarians to review Spanish-language books on a range of subjects, especially autobiography/ biography; commercial and/or literary fiction(includes original works in Spanish & world literature in translation); reference (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, ESL/ language guides, etc.); religion; and self-help.
Reviewers should be familiar with general collection development in public and academic libraries and be willing to review books on a regular basis. Please send a résumé and sample book review to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All reviews for must be submitted in English.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
read more | digg story
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (98%)
3. New Age (95%)
4. Liberal Quakers (77%)
5. Scientology (73%)
6. Secular Humanism (72%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
8. New Thought (68%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (63%)
11. Hinduism (60%)
12. Theravada Buddhism (59%)
13. Taoism (55%)
14. Reform Judaism (50%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (43%)
16. Nontheist (41%)
17. Sikhism (40%)
18. Jainism (39%)
19. Bahá'í Faith (32%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (26%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (21%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (20%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (19%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (18%)
25. Islam (18%)
26. Roman Catholic (18%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (14%)
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
June: A Handbook to Luck by Cristina Garcia
July: The King's Gold by Yxta Maya Murray
August: Mexican Enough by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
September: More Than This by Margo Candela
October: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
November: The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine Lopez (I have a galley of this and haven't been able to put it down since yesterday)
December: Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
read more digg story
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
It's still early and perhaps it's the quiet before the storm but as someone with an activist background, sort of hard to be a Hunter alumni and not be one - anyway, I've seen and heard nothing! No one I know is planning on going or getting involved. In one sense and I know this might anger some people - this is no Amadou_Diallo. I will never ever forget the day the verdict on that case came forth. It was raining heavily and I felt chills and then started crying for this innocent man whose name meant "beloved."
On to lighter topics: I saw this add today and it's interesting - get your books' weight in ...more books.
Are Your Shelves Full Of Books You've Already Read?Exchange them at NovelAction.com! Select any books from the website and send in an equal number of your books in exchange. With flat rate shipping and no transaction fees, Novel Action is the perfect place for avid readers. Join and order by May 30th and pay just $1.00 shipping to get 6 pounds of books. Use coupon code MediaB08. Check it out.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
My favorites from the evening:
Kirk Nugent - Pursue your passion
La Bruja spoofing the song Umbrella. Her version:
Arroz con Habichuela
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
As I have written before I have a tendency to stagnate, stay home, find comfort in the familiar and then get fraught with anxiety when I come to the realization that time stands still for no one.