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In a reading runt! HELP us book gods!

Lately, I haven't been able to read any books that I enjoy, not like I used to. There was once a time I could pick up book after book after book after book and read to my heart's content. Writers used to really pull me in from page one. I miss the days of walking into Wal-Mart, grabbing a random book off the shelf in the "African-American" section, taking it home, and enjoying the heck out of it. Ya'll know what I'm talking about. Back in the day when BET had Arabesque, it used to be all the rage.  So many of the novels I read from them took me away like Calgon.

Remember when we appreciated the Beverly Jenkins, the Brenda Jacksons, the Francis Rays, the Maureen Smiths, the Carmen Greens, the Rochelle Alers, the Donna Hills, and so on? Damn, how I miss those days. When a romance novel sucked you in from the first page and didn't let you go until days after.

Now when I walk into Wal-Mart and go to the book section, I almost get depressed. First of all, the …

She Was Born With a Veil: A Review

I was so excited to get this book. I'd read excerpts and the subject matter is something I'm very familiar with. I come from the south so there are a lot of older women, and some younger, who say they were born with veils over their eyes. Rumor has it, I was, too. But that's neither here nor there.

The book starts of with heroine, Arnia, dealing with the loss of someone she loved very dearly. From the first page I knew Arnia was going to be someone I liked. She leaped from the pages. Her attitude, her aura, he self-absurdness could be felt as I read the book. I loved the way she handled that old bitty,Wilma. In a sense, I felt sorry for Wilma. I know what it's like to wonder if your mother loves/loved you. To never hear your mother say those words can be soul crushing. So I empathized with the old woman there, but that's about where my love for her ended. LOL. Although she did provide a lot of comedic relief.

Next up is Andre. I really appreciated his presence in …