BOOK FAIRS: Mark Your Calenders

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Remember as a child how fun book fairs could be? Rummaging through the unknown or potential places your imagination would take you? Now’s your chance to revisit a moment in time where peace comes natural.  [Read more...]

Nomination Time for September’s Book of the Month

Freadom13Poster_11x17Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of September.  The theme for September’s book nominations will be…Banned Book. (A Book that has been or is currently on the banned or challenged book list.)  In support of banned book week, we will be reading a book that  has been banned or challenged.  Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2014 celebration will be held September 21-27. (More about Banned Book Week)

*Note:  If you are nominating a book in a series then only book 1 is allowed.  And all nominations should be published in e-book and physical form.*

Nominations are from 8/4/14 – 8/10/14

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for monthly selections. What do I need to do? In the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next (author and title).  How many books can I nominate? Just pick 1 title off your TBR (to be read) list. Then what? We will put the list of nominations up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over, the winner will be selected as the book for August. What if there is a tie? We will put the two books to a head to head competition. The two books will be re-posted and everyone will be able to vote again but only in a 48 hour window of time. When do the nominations start and end? The nominations start today and will close on August 10, 2014 at midnight.  Voting will start the next day.

Let us know what you want to read next in the comment section below. You can also email your nominations to us at mochagirl@email.com.

If you need some suggestions check out the titles below.  Click the book covers to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

Here is a link to the list of books on the banned or challenged list.

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Time to Vote for August’s Book of the Month

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Member’s Choice!

(Any book you would like to read!  Anything at all!)

Let’s Rock the Vote!  For the month of August we are going to read a book of your selection.  Yep! Anything at all.

As always there are some really great titles up for vote this time.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be July 20, 2014. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins.  But if there is a tie there will be a 48 hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll you will find the title of the books linked to a brief description.  Now… may the best book win!!

Nominations Are Open for June’s Book of the Month

177572432Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of June.  The theme for June’s book nominations will be…New York Times Bestseller. (Any book from the 2014 New York Times Bestsellers list)

*Note:  If you are nominating a book in a series then only book 1 is allowed*

Nominations are from 5/5/14 – 5/11/14

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for monthly selections. What do I need to do? In the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next (author and title).  How many books can I nominate? Just pick 1 title off your TBR (to be read) list. Then what? We will put the list of nominations up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over, the winner will be selected as the book for June. What if there is a tie? We will put the two books to a head to head competition. The two books will be re-posted and everyone will be able to vote again but only in a 48 hour window of time. When do the nominations start and end? The nominations start today and will close on May 11, 2014 at midnight.  Voting will start the next day.

Let us know what you want to read next in the comment section below. You can also email your nominations to us at mochagirl@email.com.

If you need some suggestions check out the titles below.  Click the book covers to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS LIST

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World Book Night is Tonight

Tonight is a big night!

World Book Night!!!

Join Mocha Girls Read – Los Angeles Chapter tonight at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills (4020 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008)

Who is helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23rd? I am.

On April 23, 2014, 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.

World Book Night U.S. (WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially- printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer book lovers like myself will help promote reading by going into our communities and handing out free copies of a book we love, often to those without means or access to a printed book. With the organizational support of our local bookstores and libraries, we’ll be sharing them in locations such as hospitals, mass transit, nursing homes, food pantries, underfunded schools, and more.

  •   This is not a random giveaway. I will ask people if they are readers first. If they are avid readers already, these free editions are not for them. Avid readers are asked to participate next year as a giver by signing up for the WBN e-newsletter for World Book Night 2015.
  •   World Book Night is making a short, free original e-book available to everyone at their website on April 23.
  •   All information, including FAQs and links to our social media —including giver experiences and photographs— at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

  1. MORE ABOUT WORLD BOOK NIGHT

    World Book Night takes place on April 23, 2014 —Shakespeare’s birthday— and is in its third year in the U.S., after the UK launch in 2011.

    As part of World Book Night, 2,300 bookstores and libraries serve as community organizers for the book distribution to the volunteer givers. WBN’s reach includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI, and overseas military bases.

    The WBN picks are by a wide array of award-winning and bestselling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in Large Print. The assortment of 39 WBN titles is based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender, ethnicity and geography. The books were chosen in a vote by booksellers, librarians, and givers.

    Bestselling author Scott Turow said: “I can’t imagine any greater compliment to a book —or an author— than to know his work has been selected to welcome people to the pleasures of reading.”

  2. ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERS AND NEXT YEAR

    Volunteers applied online to be givers by stating where they intend to seek out book recipients, and noting which of the special WBN Book Picks they’d like to hand out.

    The volunteer givers come from all walks of life: teachers, book club members, social workers, first responders, local businesspeople, librarians, booksellers, students, parents, and more.

    Of note: It is too late to volunteer to be a giver this year, but anyone can sign up for the WBN e- newsletter in order to be notified when the giver application process begins anew in the fall for 2015.

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