Black Poetry : Let's talk books...

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  1. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the past several years I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Through trial and error I have discovered some great Authors that I’m now a fan of and I’d like to recommend them. I hope through this thread others will share their book reading experiences, along with recommending some interesting and enjoyable books we can read on our downtime.

    Keith Lee Johnson is a black author I really enjoy reading.

    A trilogy

    1. Pretenses
    2. Sugar & Spice
    3. Hell Has No Fury

    Pretenses was the first of many for me. It was the first book of Keith Lee Johnson’s I read, the first suspense thriller I ever read and the first time I found myself hooked on an author and searching for more of their books. I was captivated by his ability to twist and turn the storyline without confusing or losing the read. He keeps you intrigued and wanting to turn the pages and just when you think you have it, he proves you done. There are many incredible situations that will have you shocked and talking out loud to yourself.

    Some of his other books are,

    1. Little Black Girl Lost (a trilogy)
    2. Fate’s Redemption
    3. The Honeymoon Is Over

    I really enjoyed the Little Black Girl Lost trilogy. There were a few things that were kind of unbelievable to me, but I’m one who over analyze sometimes. However for the most part, I enjoyed his descriptive talent in many of the racial unrest situations.

    Fate’s Redemption was good, but it was difficult to stick with and finish, due to the interracial dating issues. Not that the entire book was about it, but it was a sizable part of it. Anywhooo, in the end, I enjoyed it and thought it was an interesting read.

    The Honeymoon Is Over, I haven’t read yet, so if there is someone out there who has, give a sista a heads up.

    :read:What books have you read or heard about, please share your thoughts?:read:



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  2. cocobutterskyn

    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Have we no book lovers....?

    It can be any type of book... even a picture book:) I love pictures too.
    A poetry book... how to fix it book... a daily motivation book, anything with pages with writing on it.
    Come on, don't yall have me in here typing to myself. Don't do family like this. LOL!
    I'm just being playful.:) AnyWhoooo

    I purchased Obama's and Bill Cosby's books. I haven't read them yet.
    Has anyone read either of them?

    I've also read some Zane. The first book of hers I read, I liked. But her books are like rap music,
    after you listen to more than 2 songs its tired. Too much sex and not enough substance.
    That's good sometimes, but ALL TIME... not!


    Any thoughts anyone?




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    The last great book I read was the "Darkest Child" by Delores Phillips.


    I was so delighted by that book that I called information trying to get that womans number so that we could talk about her book. I won't mention what happen with that situation but lets just say, I made an a-- of my self...LOL


    I have read several books but haven't read anything recently accept for Astrology books. Someone said they like pictures, me to. I have family daycare so I pick my picture boos very carefully. To name a recent one, "Star Signs" by Emily Bolam and Caroline Ness. It is a childrens Astrology book.


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    Books I've read
    Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

    Theology of Time by Elijah Muhammad

    Message to the Black Man in America by Elijah Muhammad

    How to Hustle and Win by Supreme Understanding

    Stolen Legacy by George GM James

    The Huevolution of Sacred Muur Science by Noble Timothy Myers-El

    Black Roots Science

    In the Name of Allah: A history of Clarence 13x and the 5 Percenters by Wakeel Allah

    There are many more, but these are the only I can think of.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello...

    Knowledge Seed,
    I started reading Booker T. Washington’s autobiography, Up From Slavery, but I haven’t finished it yet.
    Partly because I purchased some other books and started them as well, and got away from it.
    it’s the first autobiography I’ve ever read. Maybe I will look into “Ex-colored Man”

    Astrologer, what kind of book is “Darkest Child”?
    It must have been a great book!:)

    Do either of you write?

    I appreciate you two for not letting me be in here typing to my self.

    Thanks for your input


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    I appreciate you to Sis.
    I do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The answer is already yes, I have made a contribution to your collabortive story telling thread. That was really a good idea. I can't wait to see what becomes of it.


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    Now i love to read and often i do doing my quiet time ....

    Zane i pretty much read all her books titles
    APE
    Addicted
    sex chronicles 1 & 2

    Tyler Perry
    don't make a black woman take off her earrings

    Anita Doreen Diggs
    The other side of the game

    Yolonda Tonette Sanders
    Soul Matters

    Connie Briscoe
    Can't get enough

    Wahida Clark
    Thugs and the woman who love them

    Poetry books many of these

    The Prodigal Husband

    No more Playas

    The vow

    always in my writter's encyclopedia

    I also read the spook who sat on the fence

    wow i can go on and on i read every day
     
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    The bluest eye - Toni Morrison
    Their eyes were watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

    Oddly enough- The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, The Great Gatsby -F Scott Fitzgerald. It is amazing how good a book can become if you are not being forced to read it for high school! These two books let you see the characters as more than one dimensional; The Great Gatsby, especially it isn't so much well-written, as well-crafted.
     
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    yes so true and i also read that one too......eyes where watching God
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Astrologer,

    I guess you’re a mind reader... thanks, I appreciated that.:)


    Wow Sir. Richness,
    Seems you do as much reading as you do posting:)

    I read a few of Zane’s books
    Afterburn, was my first and I liked it.

    Skyscraper, Epiphany gave me to read,
    but I couldn’t get into it. I will read it completely
    sooner or later, because I don’t like to start a book
    and not finish it.

    Love Is Never Painless, Its 3 books in one. They were good
    actually the other authors stories I enjoyed more than Zane's.

    Nervous, I would say is my favorite book of Zane’s collection. It was good!

    Casanagra, by Blair Underwood, I enjoyed. I recently purchased the second installment,
    In The Night Of The Heat, but I’m not feeling now.
    Probably because he took too some long to come with it.
    So I guess I need to go back and skim over Casanagra in order to recall somethings.

    Mzjoice,
    Was that made into a movie? I recall the title, but as a movie.
    I belong to Black Expressions, that book was one of my main selection. I haven't read anything by her. Is she good?


    Thanks guys for engaging. I appreciate it:)


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