Kwanzaa Hollow Challenge: Week-End Update #2

Yes, I know it’s Monday. I decided to take yesterday off from any kind of work that involved a computer.

So some things I’ve come across in the last week:

First, the first trailer for the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called Hollow City, has been released on Ransom Riggs’s YouTube channel. Here’s the video:

Two stories from The Hub:

They posted a list of books challenged in 2013. Here’s my question: Where’s Speak? It was challenged this year. I mean, I know it’s not an exhaustive list, but that’s one of the larger titles. And Laurie Halse Anderson is da bomb. Just saying.

Also, a list of books to be read along with the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. Interesting idea.  Even more interesting: only one of the authors is African-American. Now I know we’re talking about the principles of Kwanzaa here, but if it’s a celebration of the African-American heritage, why not share that heritage with others through fiction? In the last Book Riot podcast, they were talking about how the NYT Best Sellers list rarely has people of color on it. Maybe we should do more promoting? So I’m going to create my own list of books. Look for it soon.

And finally, here’s what I’ve been up to in the last Sunday Bookstack of 2013, in which I talk about giving a kid a computer, being close to finished with grad school, and the three books I’m reading this week


The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
UnSouled (Unwind Dystology #3) by Neal Shusterman
Lexicon by Max Barry

**On the Amazon Links:

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