Byte-Size Blair | February 29

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

Don’t forget to add The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard to your Goodreads shelf and enter to win a free copy!

  1. The late Coretta Scott King praised one of the books in our Black History Month campaign, calling it “invaluable and indispensable” (NewSouth Books).
  2. Our authors are multi-talented. Check out this piece about Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s playwright debut, Hiram: Becoming Hank Williams.
  3. This week we had a beer in honor of John Steinbeck’s birthday.
  4. We love this Dr. Seuss-inspired snow sculpture at his alma mater Dartmouth.
  5. We’re wrapping up Black History Month today with a special poetry feature, Voices Beyond Bondage.

Happy Leap Day everyone!

Advertisements

Byte-Size Blair | February 22

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

Tomorrow is the start of a Goodreads giveaway for The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard. Add it to your to-read shelf and enter to win.

  1. Forsaken by Ross Howell Jr. (NewSouth Books) was chosen as the Foreword Reviews Book of the Day on Thursday.
  2. For Black History Month we took a look at some delicious heritage in Stephanie L. Tyson’s cookbooks.
  3. After reading 27 Views of Hillsborough (Eno Publishers), we love this a beautiful picture of Hillsborough’s Historic Courthouse.
  4. We all wish we had an artistic and colorful book room like this one.
  5. Last but not least, we took time this week to remember Harper Lee, the literary legend who passed away.

This dog is hoping for a free copy of The Dark of the Island.

Byte-Size Blair | February 16

We’re back 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.

Happy birthday to LeVar Burton, a champion of reading!

  1. Take a look at this picture of former first lady of New Orleans, Sybil Morial, in her Mardi Gras costume from 1939.
  2. This student resource about inferences vs. predictions is helpful for readers of all ages.
  3. Here are 10 Bookish Feelings you didn’t realize you needed a word for until now.
  4. You can watch this great book talk MacArthur Genius and author Tiya Miles did at the University of Michigan.
  5. Blair is now on Instagram. Give us a follow!

This cat wants the cold weather to go away.

cute-cat-2613x3900_21803

Byte-Size Blair | February 8

We’re back 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 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!

mardi_gras_dogs_08

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!

happy-dog

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.