Category Archives: Books

A Novel Idea: My Latest Endeavor

Okay. I’m just going to jump right in and say it.  Here it goes. *Lip Quiver* I’ve started writing my novel. *Grabs MacBook and Hides Under Desk* You see, ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always wanted to write a book.  And recently, I made the brave decision to dedicate at least an hour per day to work on my novel. Novel. *shudders* The mere mention of the word makes me itch. Sure, I write blog posts and magazine articles, but trust me, it aint the same.  Apples and oranges. Oil and water. Two very completely different things.

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A Review & My Two Cents: For Colored Girls

I said I wouldn’t talk about For Colored Girls, the Tyler Perry produced, written and directed big screen adaptation of the iconic 1975 Tony Award nominated play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange. I was tired of reading and hearing about the film a week before it opened. The grumblings from die hard Shange fans reverberated throughout the internets – and rightly so. A Hollywood mogul whose films are filled with hackneyed themes and story lines on the Black experience was helming a treasured literary masterpiece written by a Black woman

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Reading is Fundamental – and Time Consuming

One of my many dreams is to meet Oprah Winfrey one day – and I know exactly what I’m going to ask her: “Oprah, how the hell you find time to read all those damn books?!”  Can you tell I’m frustrated? Here she is, OPRAH, leader of the free world the most powerful woman in television, founder of O magazine, runs her own production company, builds schools in Africa, has her own radio station and television channel and she finds time to not only read but read a lot. So much so, that she helms the most popular book club

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