July's Buy a Friend a Book Week is coming up at the beginning of July. July is the first anniversary of Buy a Friend a Book Week, and to celebrate the BAFAB folks are holding a contest.
I'm totally into Buy a Friend a Book Week. I've bought books for each of the first three events. But I do think the BAFAB are being a little...exclusive...by limiting their recommendations each BAFAB shopping period to adult books. I'm not just being a kidlit activist here. YA is huge. Everybody is reading it. To ignore it is to ignore something big that is going on in publishing.
So for the next couple of weeks I am going to take it upon myself to make BAFAB week recommendations. When I think of it. I don't do summer reading lists because there's something about the sight of a summer reading list that makes me want to dig in my heels and watch television. But I can recommend a book to purchase every now and then. If I don't forget.
Unfortunately, the first book I was going to recommend appears to be out-of-print, which seems to make it totally inappropriate for Buy a Friend a Book Week.