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Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Must Read: Lies Men Tell by Raquel Solomon

Although this entire book is based on lies, I promise you that I will get as close to the truth that you need to know as possible. You see, I live my life today anchored in truth and I’ll admit that sometimes the real truth is too much for some to bear. The events that…

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Must Read: A Treacherous Hustle: The Falicia Blakely Story

Synopsis “The devil made me do it,” some people proclaim when convicted of a heinous crime. In the case of nineteen-year-old Falicia Blakely, that statement couldn’t be truer. Born into a family bursting with dysfunction, the reluctant teen relocates to Atlanta, Georgia from Jacksonville, Florida, hoping to reconcile with her mother and enjoy a better…

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Maggie 3 by. Alison-Mills-Newman

Author Alison Mills Newman reveals a rare vision of intersections between the lives of upper middle class African Americans, cutting edge multicultural bi-coastal artists, Pentecostal Christians, and revolutionary black political activists in her second novel, MAGGIE 3. Readers will witness “a rare thing,” as Nobel prize winning author Toni Morrison said of Ms. Newman’s first…

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Ashley Antoinette

It is always interesting to hear how and why authors started their journey. Ashley started off with bae goals writing with her husband JaQuavius. During a depressing time for the two, JaQuavius used writing as a tool to ease the pain. The two entered a writing content and have not looked back since then. They…

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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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2017 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!! Literary Activist Troy Johnson Curtis Bunn  Jeff Friday  Malaika Adero Lasheera Lee Book Club of the Year 556 Book Chicks Sistah Girls Book Club  Keys and No Locks Book Club Literary…

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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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Book Review: The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey has been winning over audiences for nearly twenty years by painting vivid pictures like a literary Picasso. Over the years, he has created a diverse set of compelling characters that seem to have a real life of their own. In his latest offering, The Blackbirds, a lot…

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African American Lit Is Here To Stay!

What is African American Lit? If you ask 10 people, I bet that you will get 10 different answers. For the most part, many will simply say that it is books that are written by black authors. Well, let me be the first one to tell you that there is so much more to African…

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