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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Delight: Great week

Happy Sunday Everyone!
How was your week?  Productive I hope.  For me the week has been great now that I am caught up on my reviews, I have read more this week and I am just focused on getting a few things completed and off of my to do list.  This week coming up I am focusing on getting book club business stuff taken care of and cleaning my home office space.  There seems to be more and more paper to shred everyday.  Where does it all come from?  The mail of course!

Here and Now

Time: 8:15 am
Drinking:  Hot Green Tea with lemon and honey (my blogging drink)
Eating: 1/2 of a Grapefruit
 Listening To: Jill Scott Radio on Pandora
Watching: Nothing

Diversity on the Shelf 2015: March Review Link-Up

http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/diversity-on-shelf-2015.html
Welcome to the March review linky of Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge.  
Every month I will post a linky for you to add your reviews.  Please have a direct link to the book you are reviewing to the linky.  No links to blog home pages please.  If you don't have a blog, please link to your Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, LibraryThing or other account where you are reviewing the books for this challenge.
Books that qualify for this challenge are by people of color or with a main character of color.  All shades and races of color are welcomed and encouraged here.  If you still need more clarification on what a person of color is Click Here.
If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, don't fret you still have time.  Just sign up here! 
If you need a few suggestions on what to read for this challenge check out the list of links to blogs, book list and more. (Links here)
  February Stats
(as of 2/27)
  50 participates
  43 books read and reviewed

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Write On Review-A-Thon #13: Wrap Up

Write On Review-a-Thon
Hosted by The Book Vixen

 I did it!
I have rocked another challenge.
Now let's dance!!
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Here is what I completed.

My 1st March Madness

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Ok this is crazy but check this out.  You know how there are 24 Hour Read-a-thon and Weekly Read-a-thons like Bout of Books, now there is a month long read-a-thon called March Madness 2015.  Yes!  Reading a much as you can for one solid month.  
Yes! I am going to try it and hopefully March will be a month of reading as much as I can.  So here is the game plan.

Goals

Read everyday from 3/1 to 3/31

What I Am Reading...

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Blog Headers

Happy TGIF Everyone! 
Big plans for the weekends?

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

February 27th - March 5th - Do you like blog headers that are bookish or blog headers that are simply attractive? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Write On Review-A-Thon #13

Write On Review-a-Thon
Hosted by The Book Vixen

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th. Let’s get those reviews done!

Review-a-Thon Details:

Reviews can be of the written variety or in video format.
This event is not limited to book reviews. If you write/vlog reviews for movies, super cool gadgets, or anything else, you are welcome to participate.
To participate, create a post on your blog with a list of reviews you need to complete. Don’t forget to grab the official blurb (above) and event button (grab code below). If you don’t have a blog, you can announce your intent to participate via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) with a link back to this sign up post so others can join in as well.
Add the DIRECT LINK to your sign up post to the linky found at the end of this post. The sign up linky will be open until 11:55 pm PDT on February 27th.
On February 27th, get working on those reviews!
There will be a wrap-up post linky here on The Book Vixen on March 1st.

Favorite POC Books from 2014

I have been thinking of a way to promote diversity on my blog more. Since it is one of my 2015 New Years Resolutions. So I thought I would first start with taking a topic each month and promoting a book or books that are writing by POC authors or about a POC character.
The best way to start off the month would be to talk about my favorite POC books that I read last year. This post should have went up last month but better late than never.
Here are my favorite POC books from 2014.
Oh! Wait! Please feel free to do this post on your blogs as well and leave a link in the comment section below so I can come by and visit. I would love to see what POC books you loved.
This is not in an particular order and you can hoover over the books to get more information about them. 

Favorite POC Books from 2014


February 2015 Winners

It's winner time!  
Winner!  Winner!  
Yes I had one giveaway this month and now is the time to announce the winner.
First let me first say, thank you so much everyone for stopping by My Little Pocketbooks, commenting and entering the giveaway.
Now on to the winner.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Darker Shade of Magic

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
I'm back again with another WoW post.  I don't do this post often but when I do you know I am really excited about a book.  

This week's "can't wait to read" selection is...