The exhibit is produced really well and the story of Mr. Parks' Life magazine article, "Harlem Gang Leader" based on the life of the gang leader, Red Jackson, is well documented with pictures and the information printed along with the pictures gives a summation of a really interesting situation which will probably irk you even as you're grateful for the opportunity to view the work first hand.
Do your kids have a reading nook? You know...a comfortable, quiet, well-lit space to curl up with a book?
When I was a kid I did. It was called the big tree out back. I'd climb up in it and relax on this perfect Y shaped branch which held me perfectly. I took a flat piece of plywood up there and positioned it in arms reach to put my stuff on and I'd spend HOURS in that tree reading.
If it rained, I posted up in the corner of the living room between the wall and the sofa right under the window. They always knew they'd find me there trapped in the world of the book I was reading.
Robby used to read in his bedroom or in the living room.
The thing that stands out is that both of our families respected the qiet needed to really fall into a book.
My sister put a big bean bag in my nephew's room near the window so he could curl up with a good book and she says when she passes by and sees him there...it makes her heart smile to see him reading and not playing video games.
Do YOUR children have reading nooks? Do you have regular reading time for your kids? Do you have to force them to read?
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.