When I started the “Reading Diversely” book project in 2017, I was frustrated and I was aware that the “mainstream” books that received marketing money and were likely to be recommended and receive awards most often were dominated by white men. I wasn’t angry. Yet. Over the course of that year, I fell back in … More A 2020 Update: Black Lives Matter, and BIPOC book resources
Hello everyone! It has been a while since I posted on this site, and I wanted to remind you all that if you are interested in my more recent experiences in books and more, you can follow me over on factandfables.com! I haven’t been writing this past year, but I am back and raring to … More Fact and Fables
Hello Everyone, I am still getting some of my new website up, but for now, I am still blogging at Fact and Fable, which you can find at factandfables.com. Eventually, I will have some products available and I will be posting about books, podcasts, TV and much more. At the moment, I only have … More New Website!
Just over one year ago, I made a conscious decision to take a year and try to diversify my reading. Initially, my rules were that I could not read books by white men unless they included diverse perspectives and passed a Bechtel test of sorts. However, as I began this project, I have realized that … More Project Wrap Up: Thoughts, Statistics, Favorites and More
Well, this is it. Over the past year I have read over 100 books and discovered many stores and authors who inspired and motivated me. I’m going to take some time over the next week to reflect on the last 12 months. For this week, I will have one last weekly update for you, and … More Week 52: Final Update
Hello Everyone, It has been quite a while since I said hello to you all! In the last three weeks I have been insanely busy with work and family, but I haven’t forgotten my blog, or the fact that this is the last week of this challenge (eek!) I also wanted to give Iris Graville … More Weeks 49, 50 and 51: Book slumps, but almost done!
Hello Everyone, I have updated the Diverse Book Awards page with some recent winners, and in the process added a whole bunch of books to the list of books I can’t wait to read! First up, the 9mobile Prize for Literature is an award that “celebrates new writers of African citizenship whose first fiction book … More Book Awards Miscellany: Short Lists and Winners
Hello Everyone, This was not a fun post to write, but in the interest of helping others navigate the recent spate of accusations towards some well-known men and women in publishing, I wanted to highlight some recent disturbing allegations made towards some well known authors. Whether or not this will change the books you read, … More #Me Too comes to publishing
Hello Everyone, The past two weeks have been full of a lot of wonderful and crazy things for me, including a wonderful trip back home to go to the Search for Meaning Festival in Seattle, Washington. While I was there, I had the opportunity to hear some amazing authors, including Omar El Akkad, author of … More Weeks 47 and 48: Small quirky books
When I went home right before Christmas this year, I was browsing my shelves and looking for another book to read (not that I don’t have enough to read) and an old favorite jumped out at me. My old copies are all well-loved with yellowing pages and cracked spines, and I decided to crack them … More Anne (with an e): Rereading childhood favorites