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text 2016-11-27 18:44
Solar Sister

 

Task the Fifth:  The Kwanzaa:

- Make a small donation to a charitable organization that operates in Africa

 

 

I really wanted to donate to an organization that focused on the environment and if possible, incorporated a focus on women. 

 

Solar Sister 

 

Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We combine the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.

Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. Join us by making an investment in a Solar Sister Entrepreneur today.

 

How amazing does that sound?! Reading about them, I also found a Hillary Clinton connection (she's worked with them), to say the least, I am sold on them :)

 

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review 2016-11-27 05:50
Lacking holiday feel
Once Upon a Holiday: Holiday HeatCandy ChristmasChocolate Truffles - Beverly Jenkins,Adrianne Byrd,Kimberly Kaye Terry

 

Task the Fifth: The Kwanzaa:
- Read a book written by an African-American author or set in an African country.

I was impressed that all three felt like complete stories, not rushed, which is usually my biggest complaint about novella/short stories. The first story Holiday Heat had a very believable compatible couple, the second Candy Christmas was the most sexual with plenty of dirty little scenes, and the third Chocolate Truffles was my favorite with the build up of love with the balance of sexy times and relationship building being fantastic.
I rounded down because I didn't really get a holiday feel from the stories, they take place on or around the holiday season but it wasn't really focused on.

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text 2016-11-24 00:01
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Once Upon a Holiday: Holiday HeatCandy ChristmasChocolate Truffles - Beverly Jenkins,Adrianne Byrd,Kimberly Kaye Terry

 

Task the Fifth:  The Kwanzaa:

- Read a book written by an African-American author or set in an African country.

 

Thought picking an anthology would work best for the next couple days with the short bursts of reading I'll probably only be able to get in.

 

Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving and with the recent actions of police/military against the protesters of The Dakota Access Pipeline, it feels extra poopy to be "celebrating" it. I know most of us view it as a chance to gather with family and friends and not really think about the origins of the holiday but as you're, hopefully, enjoying some good food and no racist/sexist/bigotry rants, please think about throwing some support towards the protesters cause,

 

Support the Dakota Pipeline protests 5 ways

 

Organizational Allies of Oceti Sakowin

 

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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text 2015-12-11 22:58
Books with Non-Christmas Holiday Stories
Christmas Ghosts - Martin H. Greenberg,Mike Resnick,Brian M. Thomsen,Kate Daniel,Maureen F. McHugh,Laura Resnick,Kathe Koja,Barbara Delaplace,Lea Hernandez,Barry N. Malzberg,Janni Lee Simner,Terry McGarry,Judith Tarr,Jack Nimersheim,Mercedes Lackey,Josepha Sherman,Michelle
HEARTS OF HANUKKAH A Hanukkah / Chanukah Romance - Eve Paludan
Lights, Latkes, and Love: A Holiday For Romance Novella - Peggy Bird
The 8th Gift - Karen Sandler
Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa - Donna L. Washington,Shane W. Evans

Christmas Ghosts - I know, Grim, I know.  But there is a really good Chanukah story (as well as a couple other non-Christmas stories).

 

Goodreads has a list of books of 26 that include - the ones above.  You can find the list Here

 

There is a multi-cultural list Here

 

Esther list ; Here

 

 

GR also has several kid Chanukah book lists.

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review 2014-12-31 07:59
Kwanzaa Kids
Kwanzaa Kids - Joan Holub,Ken Wilson-Max
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