Sunday, January 4, 2015

My Late Night Vow for 2015....


It was midnight when I decided to look for my copy of "The Vow," the fabulous novel written by my girls Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray and Mitzi Miller - because, of course, I must re-read it before the film adaptation "With This Ring" starring Jill Scott airs on Lifetime in about two weeks. 


After scouring every bookshelf in my house and even scrounging through at least five huge boxes of books I haven't opened in at least three years, all I could come up with was like every OTHER book these talented three wrote - from "The Angry Black Woman's Guide to Life" to their "Hotlanta" series and even Denene's first one "The Sistahs' Rules."


Sigh... So, with a nod to book publicist extraordinaire Gilda Squire's earlier Facebook post today, I'll be at a bookstore tomorrow happily purchasing another copy of "The Vow." Because my friends and their work are worth it.


Now, I did unearth a few finds that I could not leave in the boxes: Paula Giddings' "When and Where I Enter" changed my life in college. Just thumbing through the portions I'd underlined made me realize that revisiting this gem would definitely help me in my current book projects. "Reaping the Whirlwind" includes important information about my revolutionary grandfather - a passion project. "Mystery of the Dark Tower" by the talented Evelyn Coleman will be great to read to my big girl. And I was so intrigued by "When Washington Was in Vogue" when I received it a decade ago - as it was lost for more than 75 years before it was published - that I always knew I wanted to read it. Plus historical fiction is definitely my thing.


So, I hope you're starting off the year with some good reads - and some satisfying writing (if that's your thing). Here's to book loving and more Enjoyceinglife in 2015!


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