Thursday, February 25, 2010

Maya's Buzz: The SC Book Festival

This weekend (February 27-28) marks the return of the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia. Many well-known and up-and-coming authors will be there. Several African-American authors will be there including Francis Ray, Clarence Nero and Tiffany Warren. Trista Thomas, author of the "Napply" series was suppose to be there, but I just saw on the festival's Web site that she has canceled. :-( Because of this, I may not go. But I don't rule out the possibility.
Most of the events will be at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. For information, visit their Web site at http://www.scbookfestival.org/ .

ETA 3/4/10: I did attend the SC Book Festival on 2/28 (Sunday). I hope to have the story and pictures up here by the end of the week. I've been busy with school and work lately.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hello World!!

Hello!! My name is Maya and I am your Reading Diva. I will be writing book reviews, giving you information about books (and events involving books) and other information that I would like to share. I will mostly be focusing on African-American literature (no Urban Lit, yuck), but I will also write about true crime, biographies and any other book that I find interesting. I do have some plans for this blog, such as a book club, but those will be in the future.

I live in the beautiful state of South Carolina, where there are smiling faces, beautiful places and Republican leaders who like to find ways to embarrass us. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always love the written word. I love it so much that I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism. When that didn't work out, I decided to go back to Carolina and now I am working on a Master's degree in Library Science. Besides reading, I like to write, do volunteer work, surf on the Internet (probably looking for something to read), hang out with friends and watch sports (especially Gamecock football). I am a member of two of the best sororities in the world: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (a big OO-OOP to all of my sorors) and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority (yellow roses to all of my sisters).

I have wanted to do this for a long time and now I am ready to take this journey of sharing what I know with you. Please join me and I will guarantee we will all have a good time!!