like everyone else, i have a pretty busy
weekend filled with secret project, meeting
with wonderful writerly peeps like martha flynn,
reading by the beach and hanging out with family.
i have had so many readers let me know how much
they love Silver Phoenix and looking forward to
Fury. i’m touched and a little overwhelmed. (or a lot. =)
so i wanted to do a special tgifbm! this week.
it’s more like an extravaganza. SEVEN awesome
books–each i have loved reading and recommending,
ALL featuring characters of color as main protagonists.
i’ve felt the love, and i’m here to spread the love, baby! =DD
what can i say? i’m a fangirl for
david m gill. and i loved soul enchilada
ever since reading the arc on a train ride
across the countryside of england. fantastic,
fun, terrifying and touching, take a ride with
bug and go on an adventure you’ll never forget.
here’s an interview i did with david over at the
david’s Black Hole Sun will be out 8/24/10.
this also, is a must read!!
larbalestier is such a fantastic writer and storyteller.
Liar gripped me from page one to the last.
i donated my copy to the library!
wait, does this look familiar?
ha! it’s because i gave away a copy
on my last tgifbm! but dang, i just
love dia reeve’s debut. it rocks as much
as she does. you want this. trust me.
i’d call Magic Under Glass spellbinding.
here’s an interview i did with jaclyn over on
the enchanted inkpot!
i loved perfect chemistry! elkeles wields
dual points of view so fantastically and her
voice, for me, is dead on. and the sexual
tension? *fans self* i loved the sequel, Rules of
Attraction as well.
and oh, look! i’m giving it away here. =D
on a more serious note, ursula le guin is
one of my favorite authors. like ever. she writes
these stories that are smart, at times deceptively
simple, but always in her beautiful clear prose.
i’m ashamed to say i never even heard her name until…
wait for it…the mini series of these first two books
on the syfy network.
i’m a sucker for fantasy, and i thought the series
was pretty darned good, for being Free on my Tele!
so, as any proper reader and geek, i immediately
went online to find out as much as i could about le guin.
that was when i discovered how angry she was about the
casting of the series. ged and the majority of the characters
in this series are of color. it was her specific intent when she
wrote them. (a wizard was first published in 1968.) the cast
on the syfy show didn’t reflect this.
i immediately ran to the bookstore to buy the book(s)!
but it was sold out. so i ordered a copy within store.
and went on to devour the entire series. which reminds
me, i really need to read them all, all over again.
if you are a lover of fantasy, and you haven’t read this
book about a boy and a wizard school =) you really need to.
wait, what’s this doing here? ha!
i’ll be working on FURY line edits all day
tomorrow. chen yong FTW, yes! (disguised as
you know the rules. tweet, fb status, LJ, blog
about this contest and link back to my post.
please also comment here with that link! i’ll
choose a winner at random some time on wednesday,
july 14! WINNER TAKES ALL!
this contest is open to everyone! good luck!