A Facebook friend of mine posted this artwork representing a play he is managing. The poster made me stop.
I'd like to ask you what you think the play is about based on this poster. I've since asked Mr. Google about the book the play is based on. I ask that you not do that until you share what you think it's about based solely on the art.
If I was in New York...I'd try and get tickets to go see this play because it looks like it would be extremely interesting if the book reviews are any indication.
With "Django Unchained" coming out and all of the interest in it...I thought I'd see if yall read it because it is STILL one of the most bad-ass-est books I've ever read. King Tremain wasn't no joke and Django dang sure ain't no King Tremain.
If you haven't read it yet...you should. I PROMISE you won't be disappointed.
Oh...and the author, Guy Johnson? He's Maya Angelou's son.
I was sent this book a while ago to review and it was sitting on my reading stack until one day I decided to lay on the sofa and pull a blankie over me. It was just sitting there looking all lonely so I picked it up and started to read it.
I'm in the middle of it and it's interesting so based on what I know so far...I'd read from the author again.
My nerd sister, Shelly, reminded me that J.K. Rowlings' new book, The Casual Vacancy, was released today. I told her that I was going to download it STAT!
I was all excited and whatnot beep bopping over to Amazon to download it and found that it is available for $17.99.
For an eBook.
I usually pay $9.99.
The most I think I've paid is $12.99.
And now I'm mad.
Cuz I'm cutting off my nose to spite my face.
Sure...I'll try and wait until it goes on sale around Christmas but we all know I won't and then...I'm gonna be mad at myself while I'm reading it and enjoy it all less and whatnot.
$17.99 for an eBook that is not a non-fiction work related book? UGH!
Me mad now.
Do you think it's pricey? What's the most you've paid for a fiction eBook? Do you have a criteria you go by? Do you care about the page count as it relates to the cost? That's another weird one I have. If it's 100 pages or less and they're trying to charge more than $6.99...HELL.NO.
But that's prolly just me.
SIP: Say bruh...how you gonna be mad at Harry Potter's mom?
She told me that she was going to finally do the proper research for a book about Black hair so people could use it as a reference. We would discuss the amounts of bad information out there and laugh at some of the beliefs and myths surrounding Black hair. The number one being...
She sent me a copy of her extremely gorgeous book and I've been keeping it on my reading table. I pick it up whenever I need a break from what I'm doing and read something in it and, I have to be honest, it's like a reference book that is seriously like a thesis breaking down the science of Black hair from all considerations.
I'm a fan. This book is like...WHOA. I'm totally feeling like it's the only book one ever needs to read regarding Black hair in order to finally, finally GET IT.
On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel version of The Help. The book has sold over three million copies, and heavy promotion of the movie will ensure its success at the box office. Despite efforts to market the book and the film as a progressive story of triumph over racial injustice, The Help distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers. We are specifically concerned about the representations of black life and the lack of attention given to sexual harassment and civil rights activism.
One of the things that is really standing out to me about this book is the part about women having to worry so much about being "liked." Men don't have those pressures put upon them by society so they are able to do what it takes to get the job done without worrying about being "liked." That is EXTREMELY interesting to me and really puts a spotlight on all of the women we know and admire at the top of their game and how they have had to separate themselves from that need for being liked and accepted in order they can get ish done.
I realized when I was talking to random woman that a lot of folks are missing out and haven't read some of the "classics." You know...those books you LOVED and told everyone about and kept the copy for years because everytime you went to purge books you touched it and the smile of remembrance was immediate so you put it right back on the shelf where it still lives.
I'd like to tell you that I shared some of these titles with random woman so yall could think I'm all enlightening and ish and peace and love the world, blah, blah, blah but she seriously annoyed me so I stopped talking, bid her happy hunting and rolled on to do what I was doing.
That said...I figured we should share some of our most FAVORITE reads from back in the day so others can pick them up and enjoy them too. I've tried to start an accounting of my faves by using Good Reads but I'll be honest when I say it no where indeedly tracks all of my favorite books even as it's a good start. I'm CreoleInDC over there.
I'm not one of those kinds of people who can read anything. I know some folks who can pick up a book not knowing a thing about it and read it from cover-to-cover.
I have never been able to do that. I have to be really interested in reading the book before I pick it up and that's based on synopsis, reviews from people I know and a general sweep of the reviews from readers on Amazon. (I say general cuz I don't know them people like that.) Truth be told...I haven't read a book in more than three years that one of yall haven't recommended whenever we have a book post.
What about you? Can you pick up a book without knowing anything about it and just read it? (Outside of school of course.) Did you ever do this and found yourself pleasantly surprised at how much you enjoyed the book?
Have you ever picked up a book recommended by a commenter over here?