Is it just me, or do the winter months all seem to blend together? January, February, March, they’re all one huge blob to me. Good thing Calendar Girls is here to keep me on track!
The votes are in and we’ve got a solid pick for February! It wasn’t unanimous, but the vast majority of voters were in agreement. Without further ado, the theme for February is…
Black History Month
Favorite Book by a Black Author
This should be an interesting theme! I bet we’re going to get a whole lot of variety.
Also, I think it’s worth clarifying that it says “black” author, not “African-American”, so feel free to pick someone international! I know that not every country observes Black History Month, but I personally think it would be a shame to ignore some of the great books written by African authors who are sure to make the list!
Finally, don’t forget about the new format for the #CGBchat! Next week we will be posting one discussion question per day, starting on Monday, and you’ve got the entire day to respond! The new format was a lot of fun last month, and I’m hoping that the flexibility will allow for participation regardless of time zone. Although I have never bothered to learn how to schedule tweets, so the first one is coming out at 6 AM in my time zone. *shrug*
Make sure to vote for the March theme! We want everyone’s input! You’ve got til next month, but let’s be honest, you’ll forget. Go ahead and vote now. 😉
Voting is open until February 10th.
Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now be hosted by me (!), Katie, and Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl.
Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!