Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dance into Destiny bySherri Lewis(Urban Christian)

Dance to Destiny (Urban Christian)Keeva Banks represents a lot of Christians who want to do something worthwhile with their live but don't know what God's purpose in their lives.  She like many of us have tried to live up to their
parent's expectations.  She meets Shara Anderson,who knows her purpose and is thriving in  the same graduate program that Keeva is also enrolled in,but doesn't have a clue about balancing her life.
What I enjoyed the most about this book is that it touche on several issues that Christians face in church
without being harsh or putting u in that "crazy" box.  The dialogue was great  I thought the ending was dangerously close to a "happily ever after"scenario but over all I was pleased with the simple and plain writing  style I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

black water rising by Attica Locke

Black Water Rising: A Novel Jay Porter is trying to survive his past.  Almost thrown in jail for his radical involvement in college. His fear clouds his world ten years later as a lawyer in what is supposed to be Houston,Texas in 1981.  He has a pregant wife who is quietly dissatified with their marriage will he be the man she needs him to be?The Port of Houston workers are about to strike . Will Jay forgive his former college buddy and help them?Will the white woman he fished out of the bayou one night be the end of him?

I must say I was intially impessed with the imagery and how well the author knew Houston(I live hear and lived here during the early 80's)  however just someone can accurately  name some streets does
not make up for not so well planned plot.  Which drags in the middle and towards the end.  Jay Porter is
so scary acting I am really too frustrated with him to care whether or not if ever develops a backbone!
I also felt the dialogue could have been better and I wasn't too thrilled with the ending I give it 2 out of 5 stars

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  Oscar believes his family is cursed.  His mother ,Belicia,survivied atrocities she almost didn't
speak of again.  His sister,Lola a constant runaway.  How else do you explain this life our nerdy Dominican in Paterson, New Jersey.  When I found out this book won the Pulitizer Prize (2008) in  Literature just like a true
junkie,I wasn't happy until I got it!  This author has a gritty,raw way of telling this story and yet it's hauntingly
beautiful.  It's like finding a diamond near a garbage dump..You just don't expect to find something
this amazing in the landscape we call contemporary literature. I strongly recommend this book for your
permanent collection.  I would give it 7 stars but the most I can give any book is 5 out of 5.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Part Two Act Like A Lady Think Like a Man

9 Men Respect Standards  Get Some
10 The Five Questions Every woman should ask before She gets in Too Deep
14 How to get the ring
Does this book give you insight about the way men think ? Yes!
Does this book give you practical advice?(Thank you Lord)
See in the past when came to a relationship book you may have gotten bits and pieces
to the jigsaw puzzle i call man or there was so much psychobabble it was discourgingto
try to wade through the pool of crap we call relationship advice.
Sometimes the advice just wasn't practical.  Here we don't have that problem. Ladies
do what you got to do to get this book! As far as relationship books go I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man

Steve Harvey dismantles a lot of myths women have when it come to men
and their intentions(God bless him where was he about 6 or 7 years ago!)
not to get off topic I am includig a partial list of the Table of contents

Section I The mind set of a man

1 What drives a man
2 Our love isn't like your love

Section 2 Why men do what they do
5 First things first he wants to sleep with you
7Mama's boys
8 Why Men cheat

Section 3 The playbook how to win the Game

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nine Dragons by Micheal Connelly

Wow I finally got my hands on this one!This is the Harry Bosch series.  HIs pa rtner Ferras has been shot
in a previous story and is turning into a real desk jockey.So will he be any help on this new case of
a murdered store clerk in South LA?  His daughter Maddie lives with her mother in Hong Kong
she wants to live with her Father. Will Maddie resolve her issues with her mom.  Of course the main
focus will be  on the Hong Kong Triad, a dangerous organzied crime ring.  I like the way the characters are
potrayed mostly I like this writer's style very no nonsense(for this genre it works)  I like the fact that he expais certain forensics and police procedures.  The plot was good I felt  myself being pulled in slowly
at first and just like a fish on a hook before you know I was reeled in pretty quickly toward the end.
I was surprised at the ending but not in that "no they didn't "Kinda way  It tied in with the story and
I didn't feel like I got punked into buying this book I give it 5 out of 5 stars

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