This made me laugh so hard today.



Speaking of books, I’m reading this one right now, and it’s SO interesting to me:

I’m one of those “keep your third eye open” type people, so Freakonomics is right up my alley.  I highly recommend.

Anywho… it’s been a crazy busy week, but a real post is coming soon.

Until next time…

Now Reading:

In case you can’t tell from my tweets… I love hip hop.  And wordplay.  And quotes.  And quoting song/hip-hop lyrics.

So for Jay-Z, one of the best that ever did it, to write a book dissecting & explaining his lyrics?

Dude.  I had to get it.

I’m not that far into Decoded yet, but from the perspective of  a page 23-er, I dig it.  I see some people have been disappointed that the book wasn’t more personal… but it’s Jay-Z.  Shawn Carter.  Did you really expect him to spill his guts on his feelings, explore his deepest darkest secrets, or gush about his relationship with Beyonce?  #cmon #son

I’ll let you know what I think when I’m finished.  And, knowing me, you can expect to see some Jay-Z quotes in the near future over here or on Twitter.  Dude is a beast with metaphors & double & triple entendres.  A BEAST.

“Neverland Lost”

Anybody who knows me knows that Michael Jackson has been my favorite artist for as long as I can remember. I’ve been an MJ STAN my entire life. So, naturally, when my friend sent me an email this morning about the book Neverland Lost: A Portrait of Michael Jackson by Henry Lutwyler, it put a great big TOOTHY grin on my face for a rather blah Thursday.

The book has lots of beautiful images of Michael’s costumes & things from Neverland Ranch:

It’s available for pre-order now.  Lot’s more images & info here.

Reading Rainbow.

I’ve been on this kick of reading & rereading black female authors books lately; fiction & non-fiction. I just cracked open Feminista by Erica Kennedy & read the first few pages. So far, so good.

A lot of novels written about black women seem to have that same pattern of the lead having a fabulous career & awesome friends (or frienemies), but a truly unfortunate love life in one way or another. Some have been hits (i.e. The Accidental Diva – LOVE), & some have been misses. The twist I’ve seen in reviews about this book is that the lead is a self-proclaimed feminist; I like the idea.

Some people commented that the main character is unlikeable, others disagree. That makes me anticipate making my own decision about it all the more. I think a lot of the time, calling yourself a feminist gets you a bad wrap & I always question why. So, I’m interested to see if she’s truly just a bitch, or if she’s a feminist getting a bad wrap.

We shall see.

Anybody ever read it? If so, what’d you think?


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