The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day19: Song and Book Pairing
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10M ago
www.instagram.com/reel/CaKiDB0ABKz/ Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley was a book that I enjoyed surprisingly enough. I could feel all the work Mosley did to try to right his lead female character authentically. He didn’t do too badly. This book was interesting and had that vibe of someone trying to do things differently but nobody else is in accord. What’s Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore about? Millions of men (and no doubt many women) have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts-“do it” on television and computer screens every which way with ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 18: Fave Toni Morrison Character
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 18: Fave Toni Morrison Character Hands down my favourite Character from a Toni Morrison novel is Pilate Dead from Song of Solomon. What an interesting, touching, and mysterious character. If you haven’t yet met Song of Solomon what are you waiting for. Get to it! You won’t regret it. Song of Solon is also great for deep discussions in book clubs. There will be so much to analyze. Quote from Pilate Dead: “I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would a loved ‘em all. If I’d knowed more, I would a loved more. ‘Song Of Solomon‘. What is Song of Solomon about? Milkman Dead was born shortly after a ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge: Day 17: Rec from Bookstagrammer
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 17: Rec from Bookstagrammer This book has been recommended to me by so many people. The cover is haunting to say the least. I’m looking forward to it but I’m afraid it’s going to make me mad as hell. Thanks to @prettybrowneyereader @musical_tati and @jerseyfemme for recommending this one to me. Promise I will get to it this year. What’s it about?   When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 16: Cooking/Baking Books
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 16: Cooking/Baking Books: This cookbook was gifted to me by my lovely friend Rosa. This cookbook is going to add some spicy diversity to my cooking. Marcus Samuelsson’s recipes all have an interesting twist to them. He’s an Ethiopian born Swedish American chef and that mix definitely must add some creativity to his cooking.That chocolate cake pictured isn’t from the cookbook but it was damn good. It hit the spot at tea time ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 15: Cuz This is Thriller!
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 15: Cuz This is Thriller!: Hands down The blanche Whites series is sone of my favorites. This series follows Blanche White a house cleaner who gets into to some pretty sticky situations and winds up sleuthing throughout the stories. She’s smart and spot on with her commentary which usually touches on societal critique. There are only 4 books in this series and I didn’t own the fourth book when I took this photo. I do now so I’m all set for March Mystery Madness. Sadly there won’t be anymore books in this series since Barbara Neely died in March 2020. She is missed. This series is very spe ..read more
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Kindred
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Kindred takes place in 1976 and in 1815.  Dana a young African-American woman periodically experiences dizziness and black outs which enable her to go back in time to 1815.  The experience of going back to the slave days is shocking and terrible for her in the beginning.  She is extremely distressed since she has no idea how this happens.  Divided between the fear of having to live life as a slave and helping Rufus, who she saves from drowning on her first trip, she is driven down a perilous journey of truth about her family and herself that will change her and her husband ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 14: La Vie en Rose
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 14: La Vie en Rose Today’s books are in the vein of love and messy relationships. These two books are by another one of my favorite authors, Bernice L McFadden aka Geneva Holliday. I’m not really a romance/erotica reader but I’m willing to give Groove and Fever a try. I’m saving them for summer reads. I’m sure they will be perfect for those sunny days when I want something light and fun to read, with a cool drink on my terrace. What’s Groove about? Geneva Holliday’s juicy novel brings a lighter touch to African American erotica, setting the sexual escapades amid the real-life folly and dr ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 13: Book Club Recs
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 13: Book Club Recs Book clubs are a fast growing activity these days for avid readers like myself. I know because I have two – Normandy Book Club (in existence for over 15 years) and The Read Soul Lit Book Club (just started at the end of 2020). They were both started out of my profound love for books and my desire to encourage deep discussions around the books we read together. It’s all about sharing ideas, sometimes picking up books we wouldn’t normally read, challenging others with our analysis, and most of all discovering great books. The two books in this post are both recommendation ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 12: Snackin’ & Readin’
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 12: Snackin’ & Readin’: Eating and reading is not my thing. I just can’t bear seeing grease spots or food stains on my beautiful hardcovers. So I usually just drink tea or some kind of drink. I’m a bit obsessive about keeping my books in excellent condition. This picture I took is of one of my favourite snacks that I’d probably choose to eat if I would be snacking’ & reading’. What about you? I highly recommend this graphic novel called Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story. It’s well drawn and Mat Johnson did a great jib telling the story of two convicts that try to rob a bank during th ..read more
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The Read Soul Lit Photo Challenge – Day 11: Surprise!
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by didibooksenglish
10M ago
Day 11: Surprise! Being online reading publicly has allowed le to exchange ideas on reading but it’s also give me the chance to meet some pretty awesome people. For me that’s the richest part of creating content on platforms like YouTube and Instagram. As a result, the last biggest surprise I had was this stack of books from my friend LaTrice. I couldn’t believe it when this big stack of books arrived at my home last year. Giving off the Read Soul Lit vibe I was so thrilled to get them. Thanks again LaTrice! I’ve read The Mother by Yvette Edwards which was so good and will hopefully get to th ..read more
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