The ladies of The Writing Group Blog—Lynne Griffin, Amy MacKinnon, Lisa Marnell, and Hannah Roveto—are encouraging people to buy books as holiday presents to help independent bookstores survive and to support the industry many of us are trying to make a living in.
They’ve even come up with these three pretty images that they welcome you to post on your own blog.
Almost everyone on my Christmas list (as well as those with birthdays around the holidays) is getting books. How about you?
Carleen Brice of the Pajama Gardener blog is also urging people to buy books as Christmas gifts this year. To help and encourage everyone to read books by black authors and to give them as gifts, she has started a second blog, White Readers Meet Black Authors, at http://welcomewhitefolks.blogspot.com/. Each Tuesday, she posts about books by black authors that white readers should try out.
Carleen's post last week is especially interesting to many readers of For Love of Words because Carleen’s topic is science fiction, fantasy, and horror by black authors.
Carleen even made a video for her crusade:
I bought some books to give as presents that I found through the recommendations on White Readers Meet Black Authors (and I found a bunch that I’d like to read myself).
Happy shopping! I hope you discover some reading treats for yourself as well.