July 2016 Book Events 

Are you looking for a book event to attend? Please see below for a list of events scheduled for July 2016!
Harlem Book Fair: July 16th 


 The mission of the Harlem Book Fair is to create access to the transformative power of reading by celebrating, encouraging, and promoting literacy and literacy awareness through public programs, community participation, corporate partnerships and in-school programs that broaden and strengthen the vitality of the African American community. 


The Harlem Book Fair is the United State’s largest African-American book fair and the nation’s flagship Black literary event. Held annually in Harlem, NY, the Harlem Book Fair features exhibition booths, panel discussions, book sales, and workshops.

Notable participating authors have included Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan, Touré, Farai Chideya, Stanley Crouch, Nelson George, and Mark Anthony Neal. 
Learn more here: Harlem Book Fair

National Book Club Conference: July 29th – 31st in Atlanta, GA

National Book Club Conference Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that executes one of the premier annual literary events featuring African-American authors and readers. Book lovers receive unprecedented access to the talent that creates the work they so enjoy.

Over the course of 13 years, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of what the NBCC calls “literary bliss”: Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Susan L. Taylor, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Stephen L. Carter and Walter Dean Myers, among others, including the late E. Lynn Harris, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.
Important to the NBCC, however, is to introduce new or lesser-known authors that have created stories that are entertaining, informative and important.

The annual weekend, which is almost a spiritual occasion, consists of numerous book club meetings, panel discussions and other events that give readers face time with authors that rivals any literary occasion anywhere, in a fun, relaxed and intimate setting. The NBCC is where readers from across the country come together and depart friends.

“The best book event I’ve ever been to,” the incomparable Walter Mosley said of the NBCC.

Eric Jerome Dickey said: “NBCC… the most important book club conference for authors and publishers of color… and where I go to meet and greet the authors I love to read. NBCC does for the Atlanta what the Harlem Book Fair does for the New York – provides access and information for both the up-and-coming as well as the established authors.”

And Kimberla Lawson Roby added: “The National Book Club Conference is hands-down the most fabulous event I attend each year, and it is the only event that allows multiple authors to come together with hundreds of very dedicated readers – readers that we never would have been blessed to meet otherwise. It is one of the few events I know of that highly benefits publishers, authors, and readers all at the same time and the reason I participate every single year.”

Learn more here: National Book Club Conference

Armchair BEA: Introductions

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Today is the first day of Armchair BEA and it is all about introductions.  We received some questions to introduce ourselves, so let’s get started:


Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?

My name is Tiffany and I’ve been blogging for a few years. I got into blogging because I simply love to read and I wanted to share that with the world. I wanted to do my part to influence people to turn off the tv for a little bit and pick up a book!!! I currently live in Maryland.


Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online. 

A place where books from all genres and authors are discussed!!!
Email: readinginblackandwhite@gmail.com
Spread the love by naming your favorite blogs/bloggers (doesn’t necessarily have to be book blogs/bloggers). 
I have a ton of book bloggers that I love, but here are a few:
Maria’s Book Blog: http://www.marialovesbooks.com
Love Between the Sheets: http://www.readlovelust.com/
Stephanie’s Book Reports: www.stephaniesbookreports.com
Books, Beauty, and Stuff: http://www.youtube.com/user/dcnerd84
Share your favorite book or reading related quote. 
What book would you love to see as a movie? 
I would love to see Fighting for Glory by Rickey Teems II as a movie.
Fighting for Glory by Rickey Teems II

Fighting for Glory by Rickey Teems II

Two words. Ten letters. It does not seem like enough to change lives but when a Persian woman yells “Allah Akbar!” and sets off a bomb it is more than enough. Do I have your attention now? Well, those two words definitely caught mine and that is how Rickey Teems II begins his latest novel, Fighting for Glory.

Fighting for Glory is like reading a book about current events: foreign and domestic terrorism, arguments in the Holy Land over which religion is the most authentic, and individuals curious if religion is even necessary. The story is mesmerizing and one that will have you on the edge of your seat with suspense as you try to figure out everyone’s connection to one another. Teems was quite imaginative yet authentic when writing about the mystery about the beginning of religion.

The topic of religion plays a major role in Fighting for Glory but it is not a preachy, faith-deciding book. Yes, it will make you think and possibly challenge some of your beliefs but that is what an excellent book is supposed to do. All of Teems’ previous books have done an exemplary job of intertwining entertainment, social issues, and religion but it is my belief that Fighting for Glory will be a game changer for this up and coming author!

Well, now it is time to get on the festivities for the rest of the week! I look forward to meeting so many new bloggers!!!

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The Book Splash


Come sail away in Feb. 2015 with For the Love of Books and your favorite authors on The Book Splash, a 4 night Royal Caribbean Bahamas cruise!
What could be better than meeting your favorite authors? How about going on a vacation and hanging out with them for 5 days! Come join us for an author panel, author signings, and more exclusive events for The Book Splash attendees only! You will also get to visit the beautiful port cities of CoCoCay-Royal Caribbean’s private island, and Nassau, Bahamas!

Attending Authors
AJ Warner  /  Amy Miles  /  AnnaLisa Grant  /  Ashley Piscitelli  /  Aurora Rose Reynolds  /  Chanda Hahn  /  Chelsea Cameron  /  Dawn Pendleton  /  Dawn Robertson  /  Dawne Walters  /  EK Blair  /  Emily Snow  /  Erika Ashby  /  Felicia Lynn  /  Gail McHugh  /  Hilary Storm  /  Jay Crownover  /  Jennifer Foor  /  Jordan Deen  /  Magan Vernon  /  Michelle Valentine  /  MJ Carnal  /  MS Willis/Lily White  /  Rachel Van Dyken  /  S Moose  /  Shantel Tessier  /  SK Hartley  /  Skye Turner  /  Tabatha Vargo  /  TH Snyder

Also, let me introduce you to the Boys of Book Splash!

Booking cabins now! 

Tickets & Reservations
Erica, at Big Peach Travel, is ready to take your reservations. You can reach her at (678) 699-3602 or email erica@bigpeachtravel.com

Cabin Prices

Book now and you get 50% off your event fee AND 50% off the 2nd passenger in your cabin!!
These prices are for the entire length of the trip and include food, water, and juice. Alcohol and Soda are extra but package deals are available on the cruise ship.
Superior Balcony (Double) $439 per person SOLD OUT next stateroom class up starts @ $459
Ocean View (Double) $329 per person
Inside Stateroom (Double) $279 per person
Taxes and Fees $74.72 per person
Gratuities $48.00 per person 
Deposit of $200.00 per stateroom due at booking.
Final Payments are due no later than 11/10/2014 
Event Fee
(Book now and you get 50% off your event fee AND 50% off the 2nd passenger in your cabin!!)
This includes a swag bag, entrance into all of our events, 2 raffle tickets, and $20 Splash dollars.*
The event fee will be $150 and will be billed in June and due by August.
*Splash dollars will be used as currency during the signing.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for The Book Splash, you can email us at thebooksplash@gmail.com

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