It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

by Notorious Spinks on 01.21.2013

**Update: 1/27/13 – I’m still reading this and haven’t added anything new.

What are you Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

Currently reading:

Angry Ass Black Woman

You’d be angry, too . . . if you grew up poorer than poor in Harlem in the 1960s and ’70s, a place of unrelenting violence, racism, crime, rape, scamming, drinking, and drugging . . . with a dad permanently checked out in Bellevue and a mom at the end of her rope raising you, your twin sister, and your two brothers, moving every time the money runs out— and doing what it takes to survive.

But there’s more to her story . . . Ke-Ke Quinones was whip smart and sassy, a voracious reader of everything from poetry to the classics. No matter what, 117th Street—where you could always count on someone to stand up for you—would always be home. And with every hard-knock lesson learned, Ke-Ke grew fiercer, unleashing her inner angry-ass black woman to get through it all.

Is this her final chapter? Now, decades later, comatose in a hospital bed after a medical crisis, she reflects on her life—her success as a journalist and renowned author, her tragicomic memories of Harlem, her turbulent marriage, the birth of her daughter, future possibilities—all the while surrounded by her splintered family in all of their sound and fury. Will she rise above once more?

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Maryann January 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

I am reading Unholy Night about the birth of Christ and the Magi but it is a whole new take on the story. Of course it is fiction it is by the same guy that wrote Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

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Vasilly January 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

An Angry Ass Black Woman sounds interesting! Now I want to know what happens.

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Janeane Davis January 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

I have read several of Ms. Quinones’ novels and this sounds like it will be an interesting read as well.

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Pussreboots January 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I’m going to add the book to my wishlist. Thank you for the recommendation. I finished four books last week. Please come see what they were.

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