National Black Book Festival


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Relationships!!! Here we go again and again!!!

DATE 12/18/10 - Number 42

Well, love is in the air and why the hell not.  The Holidays are here and you should be thanking the good Lord for a wonderfully, extremely “what the hell happen” year and that you are still alive and kicking.  It could be worse?  Let’s get you started with some smooth and easy reading books.  First up, my man Steve Harvey.  You need a laugh don’t you and some of you need some serious help in the relationship department.  Can I get an AMEN!!!
STEVE HARVEY - STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER: HOW TO FIND, KEEP, AND UNDERSTAND A MAN - $11.99 - - - I don’t need to tell you about the book, just get up off your but and buy it.  Your will understand a lot more than you did yesterday.  Can a Beautiful and Proud Sister get an AMEN!!!


SHERRYLE KISER JACKSON - SOON AFTER (URBAN CHRISTIAN) - $7.99 - - - When Pastors Willie Green and Vanessa Morton got married and moved to merge their churches, they never expected so much resistance. Now it seems someone is sending a strong message by setting fire to the Harvest Baptist Church building.The newly unified Pleasant Harvest Baptist Church is no more than four months into business as usual before Co-Pastor Willie Green is drawn into the middle of an arson investigation. Alexis Montgomery, an overzealous reporter, sees the experienced pastor as a great source to latch onto as she tries to unearth the stories that might solve the crime. Instead of being bothered by the presence of this woman, Co-Pastor Vanessa uses it as a distraction to help conceal her own secrets.  Orchestrating the unification rift makes Deacon Charley Thompson a prime suspect. His unexpected silence only fuels the accusations of guilt, and his meek wife becomes his unlikely spokesperson. Meanwhile, his nephew, Abe Townsend, couldn’t care less about family allegiances. Led by an anonymous publicist, Abe and the remaining displaced members of Harvest Baptist Church gain notoriety when news reports garner an outcry of sympathy and support. What should have been a simple unification of two churches has turned into something much more complicated, and it will take plenty of faith to hold it all together.

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ZARIA GARRISON - LOSING IT (URBAN CHRISTIAN) - $7.99 - - - Grammy award–winning gospel singer and Christian actress Sharmaine Cleveland is having a bad year. She has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of her husband, Leon. This follows on the heels of another scandal involving sex tapes allegedly starring Sharmaine that have been distributed to news stations across the country. Her latest CD release is a flop, while her newest movie release has been placed on hold indefinitely. Believing she wants him dead, her husband Leon abandons her, and her mother-in-law forcibly takes her children. Sharmaine’s life is sinking fast. Will she go under, or will God be able to pick her up and put the pieces back together?

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ReSHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY - THE DEVIL IS A LIE (POCKET READERS GUIDE) - $10.99 - - - Billingsley's latest (after Can I Get a Witness?) chronicles the devilishly rude awakening in store for Houstonite Nina Lawson after she wins $8 million in the lottery. Not only are family members she hasn't seen in years itching to share the loot, but her fianc√©, Rick Henderson, starts counting on his piece before the check's in the bank. Things get even more complicated after Todd, Nina's ex-husband, ends up not being an ex; turns out his hoochie mama girlfriend, Pam, spent the divorce filing fee on a Fendi bag. Pam urges Todd to wrangle a chunk of Nina's dough, and he agrees, though with a near-reasonable motivation: to get his ailing Grams a new heart. The ensuing slapstick is fast moving and hilarious as Billingsley ponders how Nina's impulse to do the right thing gets her in trouble—and yet, somehow, love (and God) provides.

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