I will leave this giveaway open until September 30th.
Readerbuzz's July Giveaway is scheduled to begin on September 1st at 12:01 am EST
and end on September 30th at 11:59 pm EST.
It's Time to Nominate Your Favorite Books
for the Indie Lit Awards!
I bet you've read some fantastic books this year, right?
Why not nominate your favorites for an award then?!
What are the Independent Literary Awards?
From the website, here is a little about the award:
The Independent Literary Awards are book awards
given by literary bloggers.
All judges and panelists for theses awards
are completely independent
and do not receive compensation for reviews
nor their work on the award board. The Independent Literary Awards is currently in its second year
and will be presenting the winners for
the 2011 calendar year in March of 2012.
What genres may receive awards?
The genres that will be represented and receiving awards for 2011 are:
■ Nominations are open to all readers
who do not make their income through the sales of books
(i.e. not authors, publishers, or publicists) —
hence “independent” from the publishing industry.
■ Books nominated must have a 2011 release date.
■ You may nominate a book that has already been listed
(the books with the most nominations
will be what we add to the Long List).
■ You may nominate books in more than one genre,
but only one per genre.
■ Nominations close December 31, 2011.
I'm happy to be serving as a Voting Member
on the Non-Fiction team of the Indie Literary Awards!
I am anxious to read some great non-fiction titles, so please, please, please head over to the links above and nominate some great books. Please share this information on your blog so that other great titles will be nominated. Please tweet about it and Facebook about it. Spread the word, literary bloggers!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
It's Monday and I'm reading One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni. It's the Gulf Coast Reads selection for 2011. Gulf Coast Reads is the combined effort of the Houston Public Library along with several other Texas Gulf Coast library systems, including, happily, the system in my county.
WHAT I FINISHED LAST WEEK
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
A book about the pleasures of reading ought to be a pleasure to read. I did not find this book to be a pleasure to read....more....
The Wild Hog Murders: A Dan Rhodes Mystery by Bill Crider
It has been a long time since I’ve read a Bill Crider mystery. According to the reading log I keep at Goodreads, it has been since 2003. That's too long...more....
My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins
Wheatley starts with present day Australia in this children's picture book from the 1001 CBYMRBYGU list and moves back ten years for each two page spread...more....
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited.