Sunday, April 02, 2006

Madam Mayo Questions Daniel Olivas

Daniel Olivas is a writer and blogger @ La Bloga, another blog that inspired me to do my own. So, I asked him:

What are the top three items on your reading pile?
#1 Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia: Conversations with Writers and Artists by Frederick Luis Aldama
#2 Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (Advance Reader's Copy).
#3 Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art by Gary D. Keller and Amy Phillips.

What are you reading right now (and would you recommend it)?
I'm about a third through an ARC of Lyn Miller-Lachman's debut novel, Dirt Cheap (Curbstone Press, June 2006). I highly recommend it. It's billed as a eco-thriller but it's so much more. The characters are well-drawn and it's difficult to put down. Ms. Miller-Lachman is editor of the Multicultural Review as well as editor of the anthology, Once Upon a Cuento.

For news, what do you read?
The Los Angeles Times; Time Magazine; Jewish Journal; Daily Journal (legal newspaper for my day job); Tu Ciudad magazine.

Is blogging addictive?
If you think that Oreos are addictive, yes.

What do you know about blogging now that you didn't when you started La Bloga?
The ripple affect is amazing! Not only do our posts get picked by other blogs, but folks write to us with news and comments (I share blogging duties on La Bloga with four other literature lovers, thank God!).

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