So it is that two of the contributions for this month's Jewish Book Carnival (which I'm having the pleasure of hosting, here on Emunaroma) are running a strong risk of setting off my internet spam-stopping software. See if you can spot them as you read through the links, below:
Over on the BostonBibliophile.com, Marie reviews Maxim D. Shrayer's memoir Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story - and without giving the whole game away, she's clearly very impressed by it!
Meanwhile, over at The Book of Life, Heidi Estrin shares a podcast interview with Santiago Cohen, author/illustrator of the quirky picture book The Yiddish Fish (it's worth buying just for the title).
Heidi also guest posted at Multicultural Kid Blogs with a thorough roundup of Jewish Kidlit Awards, which you can take a look at here: http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/2016/02/12/jewish-kidlit-awards/
The Fig Tree Books blog celebrates Women's History Month with a spotlight on American Jewish women writers.
Similarly, on My Machberet, Erika Dreifus looks ahead to forthcoming fiction by a few American Jewish women writers she knows and admires.
Deborah Kalb interviews a wide variety of authors on her website, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, including authors who focus on Jewish themes. Here's a link to her recent Q&A with author Boris Fishman about his new novel, Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo.
And over on The ProsenPeople, Amy Gottlieb describes the "beautiful, perceptive women waking up to a sense of sexual and personal possibility" who inspired The Beautiful Possible;
Michal Malen interviews Laura Amy Schlitz, author of The Hired Girl and recipient of the inaugural National Jewish Book Award for Young Adult Literature;
Boris Fishman shares an excerpt from his new novel, Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo;
Ilana C. Myer confronts the difficult realities of her Orthodox Jewish upbringing through writing fantasy fiction;
and The New Yiddish Kitchen co-authors offer two exciting new gluten-free (and paleo-friendly) twists on classic Jewish recipes.
And if that doesn't trip the 'potentially risque' alarm on my spam filter, then I don't know what will...