Byte-Size Blair | February 8

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Tomorrow is Mardi Gras but before you start celebrating check out this week in review.

  1. Our president’s 30th anniversary with Blair was February 1st! Woooo! Congratulations Carolyn!
  2. Forsaken by Ross Howell Jr. was Lady Banks’ Commonplace Book last week.
  3. We laughed at this book dedication…and then tripped.
  4. Do you live in books like Neil Gaiman?
  5. Our Black History Month campaign continues on Facebook. For further reading check out This Day in Civil Rights History by Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard and follow us for more suggestions.

Let the festivities begin!

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Byte-Size Blair | February 1

We’re back (after a long hiatus) with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, give us a look.

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day so keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine in the forecast.

  1. Today is the start of Black History Month and we’re celebrating by featuring a book a day on our Facebook page. See more here and check out the first post from Greensboro, NC.
  2. Take a peek inside Neil Gaiman’s personal library and look forward to a new Minotaur book from Steven Sherrill this fall.
  3. Forsaken by Ross Howell Jr. (NewSouth Books) is quite popular at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC. Check out Ross’s upcoming tour dates here.
  4. Publishers Weekly calls The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard an engrossing story.
  5. Links We Love: Bookstores and Libraries – The Most Wonderful Places on Earth.

It’s nice to be back in the Byte-Size game! This dog agrees!

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Bite-Size Blair | April 13

We’re back with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, TwitterTumblr, or Pinterest, give us a look.

Tomorrow is National Library Workers Day…now that’s a celebration that we can get behind!

  1. Tiya Miles is back at it with an article about Easter on Huffington Post’s Black Voices.
  2. These chicks just might be our spirit animals!
  3. Bob Garner’s book received a wonderful review by the The Sun News.
  4. We want to nurture a love of literature in everyone – regardless of age or experience with books.
  5. What books did you read this weekend? We’d love to hear about them!

That’s all, folks! Get outside and enjoy those blooms!

Byte-size Blair | April 6

We’re back with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, TwitterTumblr, or Pinterest, give us a look.

We hope that everyone has recovered from their candy-induced stomach aches!

  1. Distributed line Lookout Books published an awesome interview with Parnassus Books. Read it here!
  2. It’s National Poetry Month – check out the titles by our fantastic poets. This is a perfect opportunity to order 27 Views of Greensboro!
  3. Our own Tiya Miles read at Country Bookshelf in Montana last week. There are some great pictures and a video, too.
  4. A review of The Ghost Will See You Now was published by the Tennessee Library Association.
  5. Today is the LAST day to enter our Goodreads Giveaway!

That’s all for this week, but keep in mind that tomorrow is National Coffee Cake Day, and that coffee cake pairs very well with a good book.

Byte-Size Blair | March 30

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Keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine this week! Meanwhile…

  1. We got a little nostalgic last week. Check out these #tbt photos of Blair from the past 60 years!
  2. The Cherokee Rose keeps hitting it out of the park…this week, it’s a Book of the Week from Publisher’s Weekly.
  3. Buzzfeed introduced us to a terrible Tumblr – Kindle Cover Disasters.
  4. Searching for an alternative to candy for Easter baskets this year? Try this.
  5. Don’t forget about the exciting giveaway we’ve arranged for you!

Tomorrow is National Crayola Crayon Day…get coloring!

Byte-size Blair | March 23

We’re back with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, TwitterTumblr, or Pinterest, give us a look.

Happy National Puppy Day!

  1. Catch a sneak peak of The Cherokee Rose and Tiya Miles in action. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the book for yourself!
  2. The Barbecue Man branches out. Last Wednesday he spoke at CHOP NC.
  3. You think the printed book is dead? We say…
  4. The IndieFab finalists for Book of the Year were announced last week –  congrats to Bearwallow and Badass Civil War Beards!
  5. #WomenInFiction is trending on Twitter. We’re rather fond of our women writers and the characters they’ve created. Who are your favorites?

On this Monday, snuggling with a good book is encouraged!

Byte-Size Blair | February 2

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Happy Groundhog’s Day, Book Lovers!

1. The reviews are starting to roll in for The Cherokee Rose, debut fiction from MacArthur “genius” Tiya Miles. Here’s a great one from Kirkus!

2. THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO WHILE AWAY THE HOURS DURING A BLIZZARD: 2015 EDITION (and also any year).

3. Ann Patchett stumped for Binocular Vision author Edith Pearlman on her blog.

4. The Hider sisters of Badass Civil War Beards were featured on Strong is Our Sexy.

5. Reader’s Digest featured excerpt from Blair favorite, Porch Dogs.

That’s all for this week, folks. Stay warm!

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