Thursday, April 15, 2010

Let's Celebrate National Poetry Month with a Mini-Challenge!

I came across a list at Goodreads called "Favorite Poets of Color" and it gave me an idea for a mini-challenge here at the POC Reading Challenge blog. I wish I would have thought of it earlier in the month, but we've still got 2 weeks left. Through the end of April, write up a blog post about a poet of color. It can be a review of a poetry book, it can be a spotlight on a poet of color, it can be a list of some of your favorite poets of color, it can be a poem written by one of your favorite poets of color. I'm opening it up to any kind of post as long as it focuses on poets of color. Let's limit entries to one a day per person. :-)

I have a couple of poetry books here that I will offer up as prizes to participants and I'll pick two winners randomly out of all of the entries. I'm happy to send to international participants as well.
What can you win?
I'm offering The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton (gently used), Burnt Sugar: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in English and Spanish, and She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo (gently used)**. The winners will get to choose one of these books. :)
**Note for the FTC: I bought these books with my own money.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

March Winner!

Some great reviews throughout March. Remember, if you visit the reviews and comment on them, you could win a prize at the end of the challenge.

The monthly March winner as chosen by is....

Jessica at the Stone-Bow!

Her chosen review was of Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

Do check out her blog, the Stone-Bow. She reviews a lot of books, and she's very thorough. She's added many books to my tbr pile.

I will be emailing you shortly. Jessica, you have 48 hours to reply back to my email. Choose what book you want from the Prize List

Congrats Jessica and to all past winners! Keep reading and reviewing (and link them up for a chance to win!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Book Review Links

Would you like your review to be highlighted on this blog? If you have a review that you want featured on the site email it to with your link, a picture of yourself if you have one, and a short bio.

Link up your April POC Reading Challenge book reviews here:

April POC Review Links

1. Tan to Tamarind (Vasilly)  
2. Ash by Malinda Lo (Amanda)  
3. Abdullah and His Grandfather by Andy McNab  
4. Yago Ogawa -The Pregnancy Diary -The Reading Life)  
5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Tia's Book Musings)  
6. Reading Lolita in Tehran (Nymeth)  
7. Glorious by Bernice McFadden (A Few More Pages)  
8. Liar by Justine Larbalestier (audio) BookLove: Teen  
9. The Bum Magnet (The Englishist)  
10. Heaven and Hell by Jhumpa Lahiri  
11. The Writing on my Forehead by Nafisa Haji (Helen's Book Blog)  
12. The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee  
13. Embroideries (The Englishist)  
14. Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda (lawral @ lucy was robbed)  
15. Stigmata: A Novel by Phyllis Alesia Perry  
16. Shine, Coconut Moon (Helen's Book Blog)  
17. A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar (Tia's Book Musings)  
18. Rain Is Not My Indian Name (The Cazzy Files)  
19. Beloved by Toni Morrison (Athyrium filix-femina)  
20. Mardel - The Help  
21. Dead Above Ground by Jervey Tervalon  
22. Kitty Kitty (The Englishist)  
23. Walker Stories Set in Africa  
24. Walker Stories from the UK  
25. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (Athyrium filix-femina)  
26. Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (Brown Paper)  
27. Life of Pi (Karen GHHS)  
28. Devil\'s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda (Brown Paper)  
29. Notorious Spinks - Li'l Mama's Rules  
30. Train Man by Hitori Nakano (The Reading Life)  
31. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Reading Extensively)  
32. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (Reading Extensively)  
33. The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle (Karen)  
34. The Help (Helen's Book Blog)  
35. Libyrinth (lawral @ lucy was robbed)  
36. The Rose That Grew from Concrete (The Englishist)  
37. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (The Reading Life)  
38. Brownsville by Oscar Casares (Feminist Texican)  
39. Persepolis 1 by Marjane Satrapi (Books&Wine)  
40. What is the What: An Autobiography of Valentino Aschak Deng by Dave Eggers   
41. Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look  
42. The Vast Fields of Ordinary (Stone-Bow)  
43. Black, White and Jewish (Stone-Bow)  
44. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (Vasilly)  
45. Wench (Vasilly)  
46. Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran (A Few More Pages)  
47. Nikki & Deja (Thehappynappybookseller)  
48. Keena Ford (Thehappynappybookseller)  
49. My Shoes and I (thehappynappybookseller)  
50. Out of my Mind (Thehappynappybookseller)  
51. Orange Peel\'s Pocket (Thehappynappybookseller)  
52. Chavel and the Magic Bubble (Thehappynappybookseller)  
53. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors (Thehappynappybookseller)  
54. Crossing Bok Chitto (Thehappynappybookseller)  
55. My Friend Maya Loves to Dance (Thehappynappybookseller)  
56. Guardian of the Dead (Thehappybookseller)  
57. Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah (Muse)  
58. The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi. (Muse)  
59. The Skin I'm In by Sharon G Flake (I Was A Teenage Book Geek)  
60. Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda  
61. Red Glass by Laura Resau (Karen GHHS)  
62. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Beach Reading)  
63. The Translator (Beach Reading)  
64. The Shadow Speaker (Beach Reading)  
65. Girl Overboard (Beach Reading)  
66. Whale Rider (Beach Reading  

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