This is a one-month event focused on all things LGBT, in honor of LGBT History Month (USA). Reading that will count for this event include any novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, biographies, poetry, plays, etc. written by an author who identifies as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered. Also, any works written by heterosexual authors, but whose primary plot/characters revolve around LGBT issues will count as well. See this post for more information and some suggestions.
In early September, I announced sign-ups for the event, and was very happy to see that so many folks were interested and eager to get involved! Thank you all for your positivity and encouragement, and for spreading the word about this event (please continue to do so! Twitter: #OthersLitLGBT)
I have a lot of things planned for this month-including giveaways, guest posts, and, of course, my own reading and reviewing of LGBT works. First, let’s talk logistics.
At the bottom of this post is a “Mister Linky” widget. Whenever you review a book or write a post related to the event, please link it on this master post. Please include the title or subject of whatever your post is AND your blog name in the “Name” section of the link. It should look something like: “Master Post (Roof Beam Reader).” This will ensure that all the links are in a similar format, and that others will know what your post is about before they click on it. I will make sure that the button on the right side of my blog will take you to this post. Please make sure to only link-up your posts on this main Mister Linky list!
Whenever you link a post, you will become eligible to win the giveaways that I will be hosting here throughout the month. The only way to be entered for these prizes is to make sure your posts are linked-up here (this includes reviews of the books you’ve read, commentary on LGBT topics, giveaways, or any other posts directly related to this event).
There are also going to be quite a few giveaways hosted by participants of the event (thank you for your generosity!). Specific details for each of these giveaways may be different, so be sure to read the rules on those giveaway posts carefully and enter if you are interested! For any of the giveaways, here or at other participants’ blogs, you will need to be pre-registered (before October 1st) for this event in order to win.
My first read is: The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst. What’s yours?!
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