Robert Frost Medal- Selected Poems/Gwendolyn Brooks

Did you know that every year the United States Library of Congress appoints a Poet Laureate to represent the art of poetry in America? Well, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was a Poet Laureate from 1985-1986. She was also the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize. She has many more dazzling accomplishments that I will not… Continue reading Robert Frost Medal- Selected Poems/Gwendolyn Brooks

RITA Award-I’m Watching You

Award Who: Rita Clay Estrada, Romance Writer’s of America’s first presidentWhat: Novels and novellas - best first book; contemporary; historical; erotic; romanic suspense; paranormal; young adult; religious or spiritual elementsWhen: 1982-2019 replaced by the Vivian Award in 2020 because it was receiving criticism for a lack of diverse authors Prize: NAOther winners: https://www.rwa.org/Online/Awards/RITA/Past_RITA_Winners.aspx Novel I'm… Continue reading RITA Award-I’m Watching You

Man Booker International Award- Satantango

--Dystopian adj: relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice. Starting Book it Babe's Project 2021 with this dystopian novel. To get acquainted with my project check out https://bookitbabe.com/ Award Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2015. Written originally in Hungarian by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Translated by… Continue reading Man Booker International Award- Satantango

Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Background. This year I did a major revamp of this blog (see post https://bookitbabe.com.) It was a much needed change for me. I've always been proud of what I started, but it had become a chore rather than a fun and passionate undertaking. Recently, I've noticed that many of the books people recommend have been… Continue reading Book It Babe’s Project 2021

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

I read Interior Chinatown a few months ago having no idea that the author, Charles Yu, was such a well known force in the writing world. The National Book Award is a famous literary award and their longlist for 2020 just came out. The longlist consists of the top books nominated in a category: after… Continue reading Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu