Friday, July 23, 2010

What's on my nightstand...

...ok, trying to get up to speed by reading some shorter street lit novels ( that so wrong?) Now reading: " Flirt: three steamy novels" featuring, Tracy Brown, K'wan, and Angel Mitchell. Sooooo good.

Sidebar: Commuting by bus the other day, I was deep into "The Reason Why" by Vickie Stringer. You know the drill; head down, oblivious to sights and sounds, eyes racing across the page (...almost missed my bus stop!)Just before I reached for the cord to signal my stop, a Jehovah's Witness lady sitting opposite me slipped me a WatchTower newsletter, which I politely declined and returned to her. She said, "Well, I saw you reading, "Reasons", and if you need reasons, here they are..." I was stunned, but not really surprised. Needless to say, book covers and reader's book choices are still widely misinterpreted and stereotyped. Wow, do we librarians do that?? No way!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PHAT Fiction panel audio

Vickie, the librarian, has kindly shared an audio podcast of the June 28 ALA panel discussion. If you missed this compelling session, take a listen here and join in the "Street Lit" conversation at the PHAT Fiction wiki

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Urban Fiction discussion podcasts

NPR recently rebroadcast this 2009 interview and discussion about urban fiction.
Also, check out this Rowan Radio broadcast interview with urban fiction author.

Laughing Librarian II blog

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