Poll is up for September 2014 Book Of The Month

Poll is finally up for September book of the month!  Yay! And yes I realized that I missed a bunch of entries. My apologies on that. Any book that I unintentionally left off for September will be put at the top of the list for October. Poll closes a week from today and the link is at the bottom. Enjoy and thank!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/104752-the-blerd-book-club?type=group

 

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September 2014 Book of the Month!

We’re back! Cynthia is taking a breather and has graciously allowed me to host the blerdbook until she returns.  With that in mind let’s get to it!  We are actively seeking book suggestions for the month of September. I know it’s a late start so don’t tarry!  Get me those suggestion so that I can put up a poll and we can gets to some reading!

Join our #blerdbookclub live Twitter chat for #LongHidden guests w/ Rose Fox and Daniel Older July 6th at 4:00pmEST! #JuneReads

Long Hidden front book coverHey there peeps! We are excited to introduce one of our reading selections for #JuneReads,  Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History (publ. Crossed Genres) edited by Rose Fox  and Daniel Josè Older!

We are delighted to announce Rose Fox and Daniel Jose Older, will be our chat guests during our LIVE Twitter discussion for Long Hidden, Sunday, July 6th at 4:00pm EST!

Long Hidden is an anthology featuring 27 speculative fiction stories from authors including Tananarive Due, Nnedi Okorafor, Ken Liu, Lisa Bolekaja, and Sofia Samatar. In addition, the stories feature some amazing art illustrations all made possible after the success of the anthology’s Kickstarter project.

an Excerpt from Long Hidden‘s website:

There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist—an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange—on real past events.

How to participate in the LIVE Twitter discussion: 

On Sunday, July 6th at 4:00pm EST use the Twitter hashtag: #blerdbookclub to join in the discussion of Long Hidden with our readers and chat guests. If you can’t make the discussion, post your questions for our guests in the comments below and we’ll include them in the live Twitter chat discussion. Our Twitter discussion will be curated via Storify.

To read more about Long Hidden, its contributing authors and illustrators, and how the project came together, visit Long Hidden’s website and check out Black Girl Nerds’ podcast interview with editors Rose and Daniel on Blog Talk Radio.

This is one of our reading selections for June. Read more about our #JuneReads here. Connect with us on Twitter: @blerdbookclub and Goodreads [search: blerdbookclub]

#MayaTaughtMe about Learning, Loving, and Loss

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Hey all, we hope this post finds you in good spirits and you all are doing well. It’s June which means summer is right around the corner. These past few weeks may have been hectic with Life, Work, and well…more life happening all around us.

When Dr. Maya Angelou passed away May 28th, many people around the world took to social media and to the Twitter to express their grief and share their lessons learned from Dr. Angelou on living life to the fullest with the hashtag #MayaTaughtMe.

Though hashtag offers only a small glimpse into how Dr. Angelou’s body of work touched many lives, its still awesome to read and connect with others who are sharing how much Dr. Angelou’s body of work means to us.

As part of our #JuneReads, we’re leaving this forum open to read, revisit or explore any book, poem or musings of Dr. Maya Angelou’s that has touched, taught, or inspired us to be better human beings.

Connect and share your thoughts for #JuneReads with us on Twitter: @blerdbookclub and Goodreads search: blerdbookclub.

This is one of our reads for June. Read more about our #JuneReads here.

Take care everyone, and as always happy readings.

#blerdbookclub: Vote for our reads for May!

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Greetings fellow bookworms! It’s that time again to vote on our reading selections for the month of May! Check out the goodies up for voting this month below then check into Goodreads to cast your vote!

Book Poll #1 for our Fiction reading selection for May: 
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo
  • Half World by Hiromi Goto

Book Poll #2 for our Non-Fiction reading selection for May:
  • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
  • The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
  • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  • Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

Participating in our book discussions is easy! 

Check out our Twitter chat page for our discussion schedule for the month and join in via the hashtag #blerdbookclub on twitter.

Happy readings and we look forward to chatting with everyone on the twitterz!