Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blogs Her Color’s Color of Choice

*Stepping up to the proverbial mic* I'd like to thank the Academy, the people that write books so I can read them, the library that carries those books that people write so I can read them... Ok, I got caught up for just a minute. But I'm happy to announce that Blogs Her Color has picked my little, old blog for today's Color of Choice.

If you're a first time visitor here, welcome. I read...a lot. I started this blog to help me keep up with what I've already read so that I don't pick the same book up from the library more than once. Regular readers know that Sterling, the gay librarian, used to do a great job of keeping me straight on what I had and had not read already. Sterling has moved on to another library, without leaving a forwarding address, and now I'm stuck with Nonchalant Librarian who could care less about what I'm reading. Occasionally I get stuck in a rut and can't find anything I'm interested in reading and my faithful reading community gives me the push I need.

I'm passionate about African American lit, but I'm also partial to Asian, Hispanic and women's lit. I'll read just about anything, really. Feel free to suggest any good books you've come across that you think others would enjoy. We're interactive here. Sometimes I read books so far off track that I give myself the side eye. And other times I read books that I think no one else has read and several people chime in...with the good, the bad and the ugly. I say all that to say, thanks and welcome!


  1. Congratulations on being today's Blogs Her Color featured blogger!

  2. Congrats! I don't have any adult recommendatons except In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (so sad, but good) and The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Hysterical but also sad).

  3. I actually found you through BHC and I wanted to say congratulations on being featured.

    Reading is one of those things that I grew up loving, but more recently I've found I've strayed. I actually opened a Good Reads account, so maybe with keeping up with you I'll be inspired to use it and get through some books in the new year.

    Thanks. :]

  4. Thanks so much ladies.
    @MissAttitude, I'll have to look for those books because I know you make good recommendations.
    @Jamerican, no, but let me know how it is when you're done. If you like it, I'll give it a read.
    @Nepenthe, find time to read. Even if you only read a few pages a day, it's good for relieving stress.