Michelle Buckley

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Monday, January 16, 2006

January Spotlight: Online Book Club -- Black Vibes In Books

In the future on my blog, every month I'll profile different literary events as well as authors, readers and groups that are N2 books. Here's a sneak peek at the first online book club...

If you're looking for a fun place to hang out online to discuss books, poetry and writing, check out this newly created MSN group: Black Vibes In Books.

The group's moderators are faithful readers and online bloggers: Envizable, BVBrutha and Boheme -- all from the southwestern states of -- Oklahoma and Texas -- and this enthusiastic trio is determined to make their VIBES and their love for BLACK BOOKS felt online. The Black Vibes in Books site was created by the talented Envizable and it's colorful, fun and easy to navigate. (And in case you're wondering -- yes, that's Mos Def on the group's home page)!!! For January, the group's Book of the Month is Carl Weber's: So You Call Yourself A Man. Why not -- read the book, join the group and prepare for an exhilarating online literary ride?

From the moderators of Black Vibes in Books ...

We're a new group trying to get more black folks reading and promoting books written by black authors. There's nothing like Black Unity even between the pages so that's why Black Vibes In Books was created... to give us a place to relax, read, and review books written for us, by us, and about us.

Our forums are open for any book discussions, the literary 411 scoop, and whatever's on your mind since we're more than just readers but, individual vibes sharing a common interest in books and everything else. As you look around, make yourself comfortable with our group, check out our General Forum which is full of both fun and thought-provoking questions and also visit our monthly Spotlight Forum which features our BOM.

Our future plans for Friday nights are to host an open Mic Night in our Yahoo Chatroom where folks can read, spit, listen to, and interpret poetry. On our Poetic Flow Forum you may also include your short stories, lyrics, and favorite poetic prose written by you and other poets... just be sure to give the proper credit.

Seasonal incentives will be given away to our members as appreciation for participation, and to keep them motivated in reading & sharing their thoughts. Chats about books are open and encouraged anytime in our Books Vibe Forum. Monthly author chats are in the future plans for our group.

Don't be shy -- to check out this dynamic group, visit: http://groups.msn.com/BlackVibesInBooks

If you or your reading/writing group would like to be profiled on this blog in the future. Please let me know! Happy Reading!
Blogger lady in satin said...

Wow...that was beautifully written!!

This book club seems like its a positive place to be. I like how you guys promote reading, and also black authors. I think thats important. One of the things that keeps me from joining book clubs is the fact that I tend to read "nonfiction" books only. You know...the educational crap!! I love it, can't get enough of it. I need to expand my horizons and a book club of this sort would be just the way do to that.

8:21 PM, January 20, 2006  
Blogger Stacy-Deanne said...

Hey Mickey this is a great idea! You know us authors love promotion! You can profile me any time if you want! I'd be honored!

1:14 AM, January 22, 2006  
Blogger Michelle said...

Lady in Satin -- now I'm beginning to think we really are related -- LOL. I'm a big fan of non-fiction too. I particularly love black and biblical history and business biographies. I know, it sounds dry -- but believe me -- in the business world, you can get just as much drama going as in fictitous worlds. I know the Black Vibes in Books folks would love to have you join. Check em out!

Sunny D - I'll get you in the rotation. LOL. I think initially I might want to highlight groups and clubs, since so many of them have been a positive part of my writer's journey.

1:52 PM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Rose said...

This is a great idea. I don't think anyone highlights the grouops and clubs that supported them. Way to go. I'll check it out.

9:44 PM, January 25, 2006  

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