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Posts Tagged ‘reading is sexy’

Book Review: Secrets of a Jewel

Usually “socialites” have little to no talent, other than being connected to a famous BFF. (Think: any Kardashian sister.) However, don’t lump Juliet “Juju” C. in that category though. The Love & Hip Hop cast member and fiance of Harlem rapper, Killa Cam, recently released her first book entitled, Secrets of a Jewel and it…

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Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Marcus Books Coming Back to San Francisco

Marcus Books is coming back to San Francisco and the big announcement comes on the heels of the  union of Marcus Books and the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. The store was a landmark for over 33 years.  The Victorian had previously been home to Jimbo’s Bop…

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Celebration of Literary Love

  There was a lot of literary love this weekend in Atlanta which has turned into the literary Mecca for readers and authors in a short time. The weekend dedicated to readers and the industry greats we know and love. To kick off such a great weekend was the Black Pearls Chocolate Social hosted by Ella Curry who showcased…

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EVEN ELDERS BOW: Alice Walker Pens Poem Inspired by Jesse Williams

Ever wondered what happens when Black Power and #Blackgirlmagic collide? Well, wonder no more! Actor and activist, Jesse Williams, recipient of the 2016 BET Humanitarian award, set a fiery media storm in motion with his passionate acceptance speech on Sunday night. His words inspired and spoke to the hearts of conscious African Americans everywhere, including Pulitzer…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITERARY GAME CHANGER, E. LYNN HARRIS!

Everette Lynn Harris was born on this date in 1955 in Flint, Michigan. E. Lynn Harris’ leap to fame was  like a Cinderella story. He was in his mid-30s, making his living as a computer salesman, when he began to write. His first book, “Invisible Life,” was self-published in 1991 — and he sold it himself, too, out…

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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE INKS UK BOOK DEAL

New York Times bestselling author, Ashley Antoinette has signed on with United Kingdom publisher, Piatkus Fiction. The deal is for two titles; one novel and the sequel. Both books will be published e-first in August and September, respectively. The first of the two, Luxe, was published with St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in the United States last September. Luxe and its sequel Luxe 2 follows…

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How Romance Novels Can Affect Real Relationships

Ladies love a good love story. Girl meets boy. Girl falls in love. They live happily ever after. Hold up, wait a second. . . Let’s remix this to how our love story goes… Good-girl meets bad-boy. Good-girl changes bad-boy for the better.  Then, they live happily ever after. Sound about right? Either way, regardless of the…

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