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BOOK EXPO AMERICA

BEA took over the Jacob Javits Center this week, as publishers, editors, authors, agents, distributors, readers, etc, came from all over the world to talk about my favorite subject -- books!

I met lots of new authos so you know my reading stack has increased a hundred fold.  I want to brag about two authors I met and fell in love with.

First up, DANIEL DE CORDOVA.  (Great mustache, cute glasses, sweet personality.)  He is the author of LA ESTRELLA DE DAVID, published by the Anura Group.  Daniel actually started his career as a cinematographer but he had a dream that changed his life and lead him from Caracas to Florida. 

In Daniel's dream, in his comfy bed in Caracas, he dreamt that he was in a forest in Austria.  He doesn't know how he knew but he knew that it was Austria.  Suddenly out of the forest steps a silhouette -- imposing, tall, threatening.  Before he could take a step back, the silhouette steps into the light.  It's a soldier...a Nazi soldier and not just a sol…

BOOKMARKS INSPIRED BY BOOK -- WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER

Last night was the Comadres, Compadres & Friends May Bookclub meeting in NYC.  Our book this month was Kathy Cano-Murillo's WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER.  As I've mentioned before, it's a fun, fast read that inspires "craftiness."  And, the group spent the night chatting about Star, Offie and Chloe, AND making our own bookmarks.

Check them out! 




Oh, and here are our Bookclub Questions for WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER:

1)  How does the title relate to each of the women:  Star, Offie and Chloe?
2)  Use one word to describe each woman?  Who was the most needy of the three?
3)  How do the women grow by the end of the book?
4)  Why was Star so scatterbrain? why do you think she never finished a project of her own?
5)   How and why did Offie hide behind her craft projects?
6)   How could "Crafty Chloe" deceive so many people?  how did she hide behind her crafts?
7)   Family is very important to Latinas.  Describe each woman's family environ…

LATINO BOOK MONTH GIVEAWAY!

MAY IS LATINO BOOK MONTH!


To honor Latino Authors and books, we are giving away THREE books courtesy of the Hatchette Book Group.


TELL US:    WHAT LATINO BOOK ARE YOU READING OR LAST READ?


Leave a comment --- AND your email address --- and you'll be entered to win THREE Latino Books from the selection below: 




Try to Remember By Iris Gomez
A stunning debut about a young girl who is her parent's translator, family peacemaker and brothers' keeper.  See how she gains confidence, educates herself and learns to walk the line between the traditional Latina woman and the modern one.

Hot (broke) Messes By Nancy Trejos
The true story of how this financial expert falls into so much debt that she must turn to her parent's for a loan.  Nancy writes about her journey towards financial freedom and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Waking Up in the Land of Glitter By Kathy Cano-Murillo
The Crafty Chica's debut novel about family, friendship, love and glitter.  If you don't fall in love…

COMADRES, COMPADRES & FRIENDS BOOKCLUB: MAY SELECTION

WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER by Kathy Cano-Murillo.





It's a fun read.  I read it in two days.  The ladies are a hoot -- Star, Ofie and Chloe.  If you read this book and don't want to be hanging out at La Pachanga, listening to Reggae Sol, doing crafts with the girls, then you need to read this book again.  :-)

Las Comadres, Compadres & Friends Bookclub will meet on May 20 at the Borders, Columbus Circle at 6:30pm.  Join us....even if you don't finish the book.

Happy Reading!

ELLA BOOK CLUB: MAY SELECTION

The author is not a Latina, but the protagonist is.  Get ready to be scared.  Happy Reading.

LATIN BABY BOOK CLUB: MAY SELECTION

The book is bilingual and a great gift for boys and girls of all ages.