I’m very proud to report that our blog has been shortlisted for a Book Blogger Appreciation Award in the “Best Cultural Review” category.
We sincerely hope that you will cast your vote for us, but whether or not we win the top prize, it is an exciting and humbling experience to be recognized by the book blogosphere. We’ve been nominated alongside four terrific blogs: Books, Movies, and Chinese Food, Dreadlock Girl Reads, In Spring it is the Dawn, and S. Krishna’s Books.
Regular readers know that The Bottom of Heaven is not a traditional book review blog, and yet the insight and profundity of African-American writers are an essential part of how we view the world. From the words of Zora Neale Hurston in Frieda’s recent remembrance of Hurricane Katrina to my own ramblings on black fiction, poetry, comics, and literary censorship.
Voting ends this Saturday, September 12. And while you’re there, please show some love to our neighbor and fellow nominee Susan from Color Online in the “Most Altruistic Blog” category. Thanks for your support.