I love Kimbela Lawson Roby. At least, I thought I did. I appreciated her storylines...the first four or so of them. Now they are starting to become repetitive and redundant. Every new installment of her Pastor Black series somehow involves either the Pastor or his wife cheating, procreating, and a bitter, misguided, and vengeful mistress/mister. It is starting to get old and boring. I wonder how many more installments she is going to make that involve such a storyline. It would be nice to see the characters grow and have real issues that real people deal with...like dealing with the economy or stresses of jobs and our kids or battling with identity crises among the African-American community. I'm not sure if I will read another novel in the Pastor Black series but if I do I am hoping that the plot develops a bit more than it has in previous novels.
Regardless of what you may think of Steve Harvey - how could HE write a book on relationships? He's been married 3 times!!! - He sure does make a lot of sense. I had a great time listening to his book. He really lays it out for you - I really feel like I went inside the thoughts of a man, which is so hard to say because any time you ask a man to open up, it's like talking to a brick wall!
I was hesitant about purchasing the audio book version, however, because Harvey is so over the top when he acts or on his radio show, that I figured it would be nauseating to listen to him narrate his story. It actually added to the listen! His personality and enthusiasm made it less of a "you need to do this and you need to do that to win a man" to "hey, here's what you could do different because this is what men like and why we like it".
For any black woman that is interested in the black male psyche when it comes to relationships, this needs to be your go to book!!!
What can I say about this novel? Completely moving. It was everything I had hoped for in a book. Detailing the psyche of a tormented young man, Matthew Quick addresses what few people in this country do. It truly sheds light on a lot of systems in this country - like the mental health system, school systems, familial relationships, etc. This needs to be a book that every young adult reads - so that they know that they are not alone in their feelings and emotions; and also to shed light on the consequences of our interactions with one another, especially during the critical developing years of our lives. Kudos to Matthew Quick! And to all of you Leonard Peacock's out there - we have heard you!
This was such a cute story. It was short and sweet! Chloe hires Scott to repair the electric in her parents home and it is sparks at first sight! What I liked the most about this story was that it wasn't overly sexual - it was still romantic. When I was about to read it, I thought it would be all sex but there actually is a plot! As Scott works on the home, you listen to a developing relationship that surprises even them!
Upon reading the summary of this book, I had a feeling how the plot would go. Let's just say I was right. As for you, whatever you are thinking this book is about - it is. Besides the predictability of the storyline, it was a good listen. It kept my attention throughout and it was a nice light listen, which is ironic because a lot of events in the plot are not anything to take lightly.
This book was sooo nasty. Warning: Do not read while eating! I would listen to this on the way to work, while eating of course, and I would just feel so repulsed afterwards. The author leaves nothing out - she discusses spit, the colon, defecating...it's disgusting. However, it will leave you with a nice appreciation of your body. In all seriousness, a lot of the anecdotes were interesting - albeit gross - but the storyline dragged some. It is hard to listen to someone talk about spit for 30 minutes - unless you're into that kind of thing.
Of course, as expected, this book was much better than the movie. Unfortunately, I saw the movie before I read the book (I wish I did the opposite) but nonetheless, neither disappointed! The Help narrates the intricate relationships among African-American maids and their employers during a turbulent time in America. The complex characters - the bravery of Skeeter...the audacity of Hilly...the mouth on Minnie. Amazing!
Loved this book! Rielle Hunter is a character! She seemed to justify her actions and demonize poor Elizabeth Edwards - it was astonishing. I couldn't stop listening to it just to hear what would come out of her mouth next. I came into this book with an open mind about the situation - because as far as I was concerned, I only knew what the media showed me. I encourage you to read this story and make an opinion about her...maybe it will change, maybe it won't. As for me...unfortunately, she's nothing more than a homewrecker :/ And, that's after reading her words...
When I first started Roots, I loved it. I was reading a part in less than a week (each part was at least 7 hours long)...that is until I got to the last part. It was becoming so hard to listen to as the generations continued. The story sounded less and less authentic and personable as the generations went on. Still, the narration by Avery Brooks was flawless. My issues with the book are with the author - especially after learning that there were accusations against him of plagiarism; however, I would recommend everyone to read this. It invoked in me a desire to learn about my past and it made me proud knowing that as an African American female, we as a society have come so far. One of the most memorable sections of the book was Kinte's childhood in Africa. The people, customs, and traditions were so rich!
Being as I never read Heather McDonald's first book, she definitely became note-worthy after reading this book. No longer is she the girl from Chelsea Lately but she is Heather McDonald - you know the Heather McDonald who snapped on her son for overreacting to her crumbling warm-fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies. That Heather.
Great read. It isn't overly funny - but what makes it appropriately funny is how relatable she and her stories are. Must read her first book asap now!
I was so excited to read the final book in the Hunger Games series. Unfortunately, I was left very disappointed! I had so many questions upon finishing Mockingjay. It seemed as if the author was ready to publish the final installment to the series and just did a quick job because everything seems so underdeveloped - plot, characters, etc. The storyline could have taken so many turns after reading Catching Fire - but it was very anticlimatic. Very unfortunate. Very disappointed.
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