Rose City <br />Reader<br />When she isn’t serving her client’s legal needs<br />Gilion Dumas pursues her voracious interest in books as the “Rose City Reader”-- which happens to be the name of her literary blog. <br />A compulsive “list” reader, Gilion is committed to working her way through several lists of prize winners and other “must read” books. As a connoisseur of both fiction and non-fiction, Gilion has made a name for herself in Portland’s bookish culture. <br />
Rose City <br />Author Interviews<br />Reader<br />Author interviews are a fun feature on Gilion’s book blog. She likes to ask authors about their latest books, as well as where they find their inspiration, how they write, and their own reading habits. She recently interviewed two Portland authors, getting candid answers to such questions as:<br /><ul><li>What did you learn from writing your book that most surprised you?
What is the most valuable advice you’ve been given as an author?</li></ul>Liz Crain<br />Audrey Brown<br />
Rose City <br />Book Reviews<br />Reader<br />Gilion reviews fiction and non-fiction, including brand new books, classics, and everything in between. She is just as likely to review the latest Pulitzer Prize winner as she is an obscure memoir she found at a library book sale.<br />She excepts review copies, but please ask first.<br />
Local<br />Rose City <br />Books <br />Reader<br />Always loyal to Portland and the Pacific Northwest, Gilion often reviews books written by local authors or published by local presses.<br />
Rose City <br />Mailbox Mondays<br />Reader<br />Every Monday Gilion shares the books that came to her that week. She has appropriately title this day Mailbox Monday.<br />
Rose City <br />Reading Challenges<br />Reader<br />Gilion hosts two reading challenges that tie in with her goal of reading all the winners of several literary prizes:<br />The Battle of the Prizes, American Version, asks participants to read one winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one National Book Award winner, and one book that won both.<br />In the Battle of the Prizes, British Version participants read one Booker Prize winner, one winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and one book that won both.<br />You do not have to have a book blog to sign up!<br />
Rose City <br />Press<br />Reader<br />"Rose City Reader . . . is a machine when it comes to recounting her reactions to reading books."- Laura Grimes, The Oregonian (Jan. 5, 2009)". . . the indefatigable Rose City Reader . . . "- Barry Johnson, OregonLive.com (Mar. 25, 2009)<br />
Rose City <br />Contact Information<br />Reader<br />You can reach Gilion at:<br />1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 302<br />Portland, Oregon 97209<br />By E-mail at:<br />email@example.com<br />
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