Thursday, April 21, 2011

Don't forget Deadline to win Copy of "Working it Out"April 26th

Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope  There is still time to win a copy (I am giving away 2 ) please leave your comment in the
April 15,2011 post.If you are looking for the Nelson Mandela Book Review see the post below this one.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Review Nelson Mandela :the Revolutionary years

Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years You may know him as the first South African president to be elected by a fully democratic election in 1994.You may know him as the  leader against the struggle of apartheid of South Africa, but did you know that his father was a chief that lost his title over a money scandal?Or  that his mother,Nosekeni Fanny, was his father's 3rd wife? Did you know that he receieved a british education at the age of 7?  Did you know that as a young adult he ran away to Johannesburg to avoid a prearranged marriage?  That his children from the first marriage blamed Winnie Mandela for the breakup!  Did you know that the African National Congress was fully aware that he would have to be a matry for their cause by being arrested?.  I thought the author owas very detail-oriented,organized and informative.  the question asto why such a small minority of people came into so much power was completely  answered. I was truly impressed ( and I rarely ever say that about a biography.  I would also like to say how much I personally admire Nelson Mandela's determination, to giht for what he believed in , in spite of monumental loss in terms of his family life.  To come out of prison  after 27 years to beome that nation's president speaks volumes on his persistance and God's grace.  Many thanks to the Hatcette Book Group for letting me review the book and no I don't get paid to do
so . I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars

Friday, April 15, 2011

Contest Giveaway:"Working It Out "by Abby Rike and "The Good Daughter by Jasmin Darznik

Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope     The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life
Hello fellow book lovers I have 2 giveaways (2 copies each) here are the contest rules:

1.You must be a follower of this blog to win.

2.US and Canada Residents only.

3. Please leave your email in the comment section of this post.Please say which book you would like to
Deadlines: April 19th for The Good Daughter
and April 26th for "Working it Out"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Congradulations:Wanda and Tea You won the Nelson Mandela Book

Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years  Congradulations Wanda and Tea please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com so I can  get the book out to you
Please stop by next Wed. for the next contest!

Monday, April 4, 2011

An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy

An Atlas of Impossible Longing: A NovelAnuadha Roy 's book Atlas of Impossible Longing was published in 2008 by  Picador in India
by UK by Mac Lehose.  Her second novel"The Folded Earth" will be released in India by Hatchette Books
,then later in the United States by Free Press (which is an Imprint of Simon and Schuster)  Atlas oF Impossible Longing was shortlisted for the Crossword prize and Longlisted for Impac award..The only thing difficult writing a review for this book is that whatever other book reviews have said is pretty accurate and correct.Why restate the obvious? I thought the author's style of writing was brilliant, colorful and prose like.The story is about Bakul
a motherless girl who falls in love with Mukunda an orphan of a unknown caste.  Long before we get their
dilema  .   We first go to a small town  outside of Bengal where Bakul's grandparents live whick beomes the backdrop for everything, else.Kananbala , the grandmother is going insane  but noone, not even her husband,Amulya really understands why.   He is fairly succesful at running the factory ,that makes herbal potions and pills.  Evne though Kananbala can be pretty cruel it's impoosible for her not to be  a little crazy
being cut off from Calcutta and her family there. I don't want to give away too much I would highly recommend getting this book and I would  give it 5 out of 5 stars.(Thank you Free Press for giving me the chance to review this book and no I don't receive mony to do so.

Harlem by Langston Hughes

   What happens to a dream deferred?
   doest it dry up
   like a raisin in the sun?
of fest like a sore
and then run?
Does it stink like
rotten meat?
or crust and sugar over
like a sugar sweet
Maybe it just sags
like a heay load.

Or does it explode?

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