Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Banned Books and my Absence

Hello All!

This blog looks slightly neglected and I want to let you know I'm still here! I've been wrapping up a couple of campaigns and doing some other behind the scenes work. I did not take on any new projects for the past month or so, so that I could devote some time to launching MilwaukeeReads!, my site dedicated to highlighting reading and other book related events in my area. 

While building the following for that site, I met a woman named Lori, who has a local food based blog called Burp! (we love exclamation points in Milwaukee!!) She sent me a DM on Twitter, expressing her love for books. I replied that I love food...and a beautiful friendship was formed! lol

I stated that I was interested in doing a book and food related event and she asked what I had in mind. An email or so later, and BANNED: Taboo Books, Bites & Libations was born! We immediately began planning the event around Banned Books Week and decided all proceeds would benefit our local libraries. We upped the 'taboo' factor by including samples of absinthe and raw milk cheese into the mix! 

So the past month has been spent pulling every resource we have available to us to make this event a successful one. The event is tomorrow and I finally feel as though I have a second to breathe. We're so thankful to the authors, publishers and local businesses that have contributed items to the silent auction (check out the list here) and look forward to celebrating our freedom to read together! 

So we will be back to regularly scheduled programming soon! In the meantime, how have you celebrated Banned Books Week?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy BBAW to ya!

Since I don't really review and I don't really blog about the industry, I decided not to sign up for BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week). That is to say, I did not sign up to be part of the nomination process, but I am signed up to follow, vote for amazing blogs and have a lot of fun! And I think you should, too! Check it out!