Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading - September 19, 2011

~Mailbox Monday~
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Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks and audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Okay, I realize it's already Wednesday, but oh well!  I know, I said the same thing the last time I did this post.   I haven't been blogging like I would like to be, but I am determined that I am going to get back on track.  I've been going through some personal issues, but I have faith that I will get through it and become a better person!

Here is what I got:
Will be doing a post about this event!
I met Shaka and bought Crack Volume 1 and Crack Volume 2 - signed by Shaka!
I also met his fiancee Ebony
At this event, I got to meet my facebook/blogging friend Orsayor Simmons for the first time:
She gave me these books and this cool tote:
Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter by Sidney Poitier
uncharted terriTORI by Tori Spelling

I received 4 signed copies of Beautiful by Kiexiza Rodriquez
I entered a contest where I had to name what was in the envelope in the story, and she picked what I wrote.  What was it?  You will have to read the story to find out.  My review is coming soon!
She also sent me a very cute t-shirt!
We discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.
Book Reviews/Posts Last Week:

 12          Commune of Women by Suzan Still (Pump Up Your Book Tour)

Currently Reading:

Read and Need to Review:
Up Next to Read:

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  1. oh my goodness, I should of been hanging out with you for sho' Ashley and JaQuavis are the best urban writers EVER. hey, the personal issues are trials and tribulations, somehow they are suppose to make you stronger, only if you pray about them and allow God to show you the real issue behind it all. believe me, it works.
    upon your return we should reveal the NEW one.
    happy reading

  2. I love how involved you've become! Looks like some great books! And P.S. You are a great person!