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Monday, November 1, 2010

Capital BookFest - Part II





Number 33
Can you believe it’s November 1st already?  Time has truly gone fast and it get’s faster each year or am I just old, yeah, right!!!  
I’m not old, just gorgeous.  What can I tell you, I get up every morning and say, “Good morning GOD, Good morning LORD, Good morning Muh (My grandmother), Good morning Marie (my beautiful Mother-in-Law), and Good morning Aunt Precious (my great aunt).  These women created me.  They took me to places, not physically, but mentally and spiritually to get up when I fall, be thankful for what I do have and do not, repeat, do not stop fighting for what is right.  
It is a struggle, but I’m not going down without a damn good fight.  I got dreams, Big dreams, but the most influential DreamBuster in your life is you.  "The words you say in life are the words you say to yourself. You talk to yourself all the time and it's not always good.  If you talked to your friends the way you talk to yourself, you wouldn't have any friends because you tell yourself things like 'I should', 'I must', 'I have to', 'I've got to', 'why didn't I', 'I'm no good', 'I can't do it', 'I won't' and 'it will never happen'. 
And you talk yourself out of God's vision, God's dream, God's destiny for your life time after time after time.  The truth is you can't be trusted to tell yourself the truth. You can't trust what other people say either. The only voice you can trust all the time in any situation is the voice of God."   A quote from Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
Now, I promise to tell you of more books from the Capital BookFest in Largo, Maryland.  Also, let me apologize.  I realized over the last two blogs that I have made some grammatical errors and that is not right.  I cannot expect you to read and pay for my blog when I don’t get the ding dong words right.  Please accept my apology and I won’t do it again.  I will take my time and provide you with the best that you as the customer deserves.  Thanks for your support.  Now on to the books and   stop jabbering VaLinda.

Katie McCabe 
Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) - $9.99 - - - Quote from Amazon, “We meet the pioneering lawyer and minister who was among the first black female World War II military officers. We learn how she prevailed in a desegregation case that ended "separate but equal" interstate bus travel and won acquittal for a slow-witted black man accused of murdering a mistress of John F. Kennedy.”  
Click Here - Justice Older Than the Law: the Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree




Pat G’Orge-Walker
Don't Blame the Devil - $7.99 
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Don't Blame the Devil


Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Wench - $9.99 - - - Quote from Amazon, “Chronicling the lives of four slave women—Lizzie, Reenie, Sweet and Mawu—who are their masters' mistresses. The women meet when their owners vacation at the same summer resort in Ohio. There, they see free blacks for the first time and hear rumors of abolition, sparking their own desires to be free. For everyone but Lizzie, that is, who believes she is really in love with her master, and he with her. An extended flashback in the middle of the novel delves into Lizzie's life and vividly explores the complicated psychological dynamic between master and slave. Jumping back to the final summer in Ohio, the women all have a decision to make—will they run?
Click Here - Wench: A NovelSearch Amazon.com Kindle Store for Dolen Perkins-Valdez


Noni Carter
Good Fortune - $9.99
A Hot Mess: Sins, Secrets and Scandals - $9.99
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for James Guitard

James Jimason
For Adults Only: Keys to Unlocking Your Destiny - $9.95
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for James Jimason

Tracye Lynn McQuirter MPH 
By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat - $9.66
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Tracye Lynn McQuirter MPH 


Kevin Wayne Johnson
Give God the Glory! Study Guide - $9.99
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Kevin Wayne Johnson




Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond 
Powder Necklace: A Novel - $9.99
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond 

Jam Donaldson 
Conversate is Not a Word: Getting Away from Ghetto - $9.56
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Jam Donaldson 

Harrine Freeman 
How to Get Out of Debt: Get an a Credit Rating for Free Using the System I've Used Successfully With Thousands of Clients - $17.05 Paperback (Not in Kindle format)
Click Here - How to Get Out of Debt: Get an a Credit Rating for Free Using the System I've Used Successfully With Thousands of Clients
Deborah Owens 
A Purse of Your Own: An Easy Guide to Financial Security - $9.99
Click Here - Search Amazon.com Kindle Store for Deborah Owens