Randa Jarrar absolutely rocks my world, ever since I read her memorable short story, "You Are a 14-Year Old Arab Chick Who Just Moved To Texas." She's now the Friday blogger at Moorish Girl, and envisions that her coverage will include:
A weekly introduction, starting next week, to a writer who won't necessarily have a book out that is available to buy, but whose work is interesting. This intro will include an interview with the writer (that I will either conduct or link to) and an excerpt from their work (that I may have to translate).I was just reading what's she posted today (and catching up on last week) and wanted to link to almost everyone one of them, so perhaps you should just take a peek yourself since you won't want to miss a thing.
A weekly giveaway. But don't get too excited: some weeks the giveaway will be a copy of that weird comic Whataburger (pronounced WATER-burger, in case you don't live in Texas) puts in their kid's meals.
A weekly post about/excerpt of/link to an old-ish, relevent book, story, article, or poem that is meant to inspire.
A weekly post/rant/series of rants about random literary news and goings-on, especially if they include free beer.
A weekly "New Releases" post that will not include any of the books on the NYT's lame-ass New Releases list.
Now, in addition to being ambitious I am also highly undisciplined, so, there is a chance that all I will do is the weekly giveaway-- because I have a primal and crazy-loud-as-an-acrylic-fuschia-nails-wearing-bronx-grandma need to give/ be loved.