Summer Thangs #2

While sipping on your refreshing raspberry lemonade cocktail, it’s important to pair it with a good summer read. I must admit, I’ve been slacking lately. My “reading” has consisted of listening to audiobooks. However, this summer I’m challenging myself to do it the old school way.  And really, there’s nothing like carrying around a worn copy of an engaging novel or making food stains on the pages.

Recently, I came across a new book by Renee Simms.  Simms’s debut short story collection  “Meet Behind Mars”  chronicles the diverse lives of Black folks.

“Simms writes from the voice of women and girls who struggle under structural oppression and draws from the storytelling tradition best represented by writers like Edward P. Jones, whose characters have experiences that are specific to black Americans living in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. One instance of this is in “The Art of Heroine Worship,” in which black families integrate into a white suburb of Detroit in the 1970s.”  https://www.reneesimms.com/home

I decided this would be perfect summer reading. I also thought it would be fun to have a mini book club. So, I’m hosting a book giveaway! If you are one of the winners, we will read the book on our own, then come together (virtually) in a few weeks to discuss it.

If you are selected, please email me at womanishseeme@yahoo.com with “mini book club” in the subject line to let me know.

Good luck!

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Meet Behind Mars https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/0cd439167b052f2f NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Jun 27, 2018 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

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Author: wocpdxzines

I enjoy reading, writing, and traveling!

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