Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Time For Some Summer Reading!

I always used to say that I'm gonna read more during the Summer. Even last Summer, I made a list of books I wanted to read. But for some reason, I never got around to it. Instead, I find myself spending hours in front of the computer or the TV. I always forget about books, get lazy and procrastinate about reading, especially during the hot sticky summer. I always envisioned myself laying on my bed with a book, while the AC is on full blast during the hot summer. But unfortunately, my room is the only room in the house with no AC, just a fan that isn't strong enough for this weather :( I think that's the reason why I always procrastinate.

But today, I don't know what got into me but I pushed myself out of my house, got into my car, and drove to the library for a book to read! I'm tired of the computer and TV. Time for some good reading. I didn't want to go overboard with how many books I got, because I know I'm not gonna read all of them. So I ended up getting only one book to start off my Summer Reading! Since I'm so into haircare, and understanding Black hair and all, I decided to get a book about the history of our hair. I've been wanting to read this book forever, but as I stated before, I was too lazy to do so :/

I picked up a copy of
Hair Story: Untangling The Roots Of Black Hair In America
Written by: Ayana D. Byrd & Lori L. Tharps
So far, this book is great! It's very evident that the authors clearly did their research on African American history and culture when writing this book. So much information I didn't even know about...and History is my favorite subject! I got this book a few hours ago from my local library and I'm already finished with the first chapter! I'm looking forward to the rest of the book! It basically talks about the role our hair plays starting from life before slavery till now. How we as Blacks, get treated and judged upon the texture and style of our hair. It's very interesting so far.

The next book on my list after I'm through reading this one, will have to be author Sapphire's new book which came out today! It's called "The Kid", and is a sequel to her other popular book "Push". It's supposed to be about how the son of Precious lives his life after she dies.