National Black Book Festival


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Black History Year - January

 Number 46

As I stated before and will continue to drown this out until my eyes pop, my drawers are hanging down my legs and my head is still bobbing up and down the bookshelves, book stores, book fairs, book clubs, book seance's, facebook, itbook, atbook, what ever book, to get the word out about us.  
It’s Black History Year and here’s some more of what’s in fashion, “Reading us.”  Will update you more, though, on the reality TV Blog Show, “Life without my mother and the sufferings of a du jour, bookworm daughter whose living with Dad and a Grandma who stalks.”  Right, let’s bring in the books
MICHAEL GLENN YATES - MY PARTNER’S WIFE - Paperback - $9.92 - - - I ordered this book and there are some used books but the prices, if you can believe, were higher.  Oh, well, according to a few reviewers, the main character is not as exciting as Sneak and Lamar, so I got to find out what’s the deal (did I just just write, “What’s the deal?, I’m having a Shaft-Richard Roundtree moment!).  Get the book.  My Partner's Wife
ANDREA CLINTON - “LIFE KNOWS NO BOUNDS: 1 WHO LUVS U MORE” - $11.01 - - - “Money grubbing, gold digger” is what Alisa mother and aunt calls her, so instead she listens to her grandmother who tells her to “always get a man who loves you more than you love him." But Alisa becomes so spoiled rotten and confused she can't seem to find the flowers because of the bees."Life Knows No Bounds: 1 Who Luvs U More"
I have mentioned BETTYE GRIFFIN before and I must say, the writing is fierce and keeps you coming back.  I do like romance stories with a twist.  Her latest  “THE HEAT OF HEAT” - $3.99 - - -  A steamy summer, Twenty somethings Chantal Hatchet, her sister Sinclair, and their good friend Yolanda Jones are working on building their careers. Their love lives, though, are another matter…until the night of rising singer Carlos Brown’s concert on his native Long Island. Chantal has a close encounter with handsome CPA Trystian Rogers…very close. Yolanda catches Carlos’s eye mid-song, making for a very public love connection…but can it last under the weight of his celebrity? Sinclair has no luck that night, but soon she meets magazine publisher Ivan Price, and they, like the others, get caught up in “The Heat of Heat.”

Here are her other books: 

A NEW KIND OF BLISS - $ 8.96 A New Kind of Bliss
THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR - $4.47 - - - I enjoyed this one in particular.  The People Next Door
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK - $8.96 If These Walls Could Talk

TROUBLE DOWN THE ROAD - $8.96 - -  The oh-so-complicated passions and power plays in a Jacksonville, Fla., suburb emerge in Griffin's sticky melodrama (after The People Next Door) about just how low some women might go to snag a rich man, even if he belongs to someone else. Middle-aged Suzanne Betancourt is married to her former boss, radiologist Bradley Betancourt, and, in a frustrating twist of fate, lives next door to Bradley's ex-wife, Lisa, and her second husband and children. If that's not bad enough, she suspects that Micheline Trent, the young wife of Bradley's golfing buddy, wants her man. Micheline's got crazy baggage of her own, as do the neighbors down the street, whose son gets quickie married to Suzanne's pregnant sister. Readers may have trouble keeping up with the large cast and all the twists that Griffin packs into this tart and torrid tempest, but those who crave their drama fast and furious will surely enjoy.  
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ELECTA ROMA PARKS - TRUE CONFESSIONS - - - Paperback $10.07 - - - True Confessions   Kennedy Logan is too ashamed to reveal the truth about her steamy relationship with hot, insatiable Drake—his sweet lies and hellacious lovemaking—to anyone except her private diary.   Twenty-eight year old Kennedy Logan is gorgeous, educated, talented, and in love. Unfortunately, Drake Collins has other ideas about the true state of their relationship. Kennedy hopes to turn him around; Drake just wants to turn her out sexually. Kennedy is also searching for her biological mother, who gave her up at birth. She wants answers and she has tons of questions. The enormous weight of these predicaments leads to a failed suicide attempt.  Her overprotective and overbearing mother, Dorothy Logan, moves in with Kennedy and makes it her mission to get her daughter's life back in order. The first step is getting rid of Drake Collins once and for all, but that's easier said than done. Drake has no intentions of going anywhere. Kennedy's ever loyal and fun-loving best friend, Taylor, and her absentee father join forces to help support Kennedy in her time of need.  At her psychiatrist's advice, Kennedy uses writing as her therapy. She starts to keep a daily journal detailing the erotic circumstances and family drama that led up to her despair.  Get ready, its going to be a bumpy and sexual ride. Brace yourself!
BERNICE McWILLIAMS - A QUIET STORM - $9.99 - - - A Quiet Storm  
La La La, a good old romance.  
Hey, how come everyone is under the age of 40.  Are they trying to say over 40 can’t have good old romance.  I need to look for more books for us over 40 women who can knock a man down faster than he can think straight.  I am that good.  
CHRISTOPHER HERZ - THE LAST BLOCK IN HARLEM - $3.99 - - - The Last Block In HarlemRealizing he has yet again polluted his reality with unintended consequences, his fight to clean up the block evolves into a quest to cleanse his soul. The choices he makes cannot change the past and the secrets that haunt him, but will alter the future for himself, his family and the last block in Harlem.

Got to add one for Black History this month:
ALEX HALEY - The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Paperback - $10.24