February 1, 2014

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Saturday Spotlight: Author Nelson George Premieres Finding the Funk on VH1

Webster dictionary defines “funk” as a music that combines elements of rhythm and blues and soul music and that is characterized by a percussive vocal style, static harmonies, and a strong bass line with heavy downbeats. James Brown simply says “on the one”…… Nelson George takes viewers on a wonderful musical journey through the sounds […]

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January 31, 2014

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Book Review: Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Sierra Leone author Ishmael Beah released his second book this month titled Radiance of Tomorrow.  His first book, a memoir titled A Long Way Gone, detailed the decade long civil war in his country that made him a child soldier.  This latest novel describes what it is like for a village after the war. The […]

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January 28, 2014

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VIDEO: Ishmael Beah Reading from Radiance of Tomorrow at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

On January 22, 2014, Ishmael Beah’s book tour made a stop in Atlanta, GA at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.  He is currently promoting his latest book and first novel titled Radiance of Tomorrow. The novel details life in Sierra Leone after the civil war.  The characters share the experiences of returning to […]

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January 25, 2014

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Saturday Spotlight: Literature Nominations in the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on CBS.  The GRAMMY Awards are produced by The Recording Academy to honor achievements in the recording arts.  As apart of their recognition of all genres of music, the Academy highlights the best spoken word album which includes poetry, audio books and […]

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January 13, 2014

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Book Review: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Let me start by saying that I love historical fiction.  I’m really a huge fan; especially when it’s set in the American south.  The Invention of Wings gave me everything that I could want in this period piece set in the 1800s.  Author Sue Monk Kidd has penned a great novel staring two women; one […]

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January 1, 2014

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season. 2014 is here with new beginnings and goals.  What are some of your reading and writing goals this year? Let me know!

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November 9, 2013

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Saturday Spotlight: Actress Adepero Oduye Reads for Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings

Actress Adepero Oduye has read for the Handful character in Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Invention of Wings. The novel is about an eleven year old slave owner’s daughter who is given ownership of her ten year old handmaid. Jenna Lamia will be the voice of Sarah, the slave owner’s daughter. The book will be […]

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