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African American (1,726), science fiction (930), amazon wishlist (722), literature (528), biography (407), afrofuturism (378), romance (374), sci-fi (343), poetry (295), fantasy (290), short stories (268), essays (220), African American studies (219), books about books (189), children's literature (187), history (180), anthology (172), African literature (161), young adult (159), mystery (157), religion (149), historical fiction (139), slavery (136), race (135), horror (131), Harlem Renaissance (127), Ancient Egypt (124), science (117), African American literature (111), literary criticism (111), astronomy (108), autobiography (103), vampires (101), African (88), children's (80), space opera (80), Caribbean literature (77), thriller (75), African studies (73), dystopia (73), memoir (72), Nigeria (72), autographed (70), military (69), Egyptian civilization (69), post-apocalyptic (68), mathematics (64), YA (63), math (60), Caribbean (58), technology (57), politics (56), Africa (56), speculative fiction (54), reference (54), drama (52), racism (51), British literature (50), Christianity (50), time travel (49), New York (48), computers (47), alternate history (44), mythology (43), England (43), satire (43), feminism (43), Library of America (42), current affairs (41), graphic novel (39), civil rights (39), Pulitzer Prize (39), women's studies (38), Haiti (38), South Africa (38), cookbook (37), philosophy (35), WWII (34), Islam (34), Harlem (33), Civil War (31), health (31), music (31), ARC (30), Canadian literature (29), education (29), Irish literature (29), US history (28), US Presidents (28), Jamaica (28), economics (28), London (28), spirituality (28), Malcolm X (27), mysticism (27), arthurian (27), Washington DC (27), libraries (27), History (26), immigrants (26), book collecting (26), witches (26), cyberpunk (26), magic (25), Freemasonry (25), Underground Railroad (24), China (24), comics (24), Mississippi (24), werewolves (24), art (24), history of science (23), cosmology (23), folklore (23), Ireland (22), sports (22), Victorian (22), Chicago (22), secret societies (22), archaeoastronomy (22), ghosts (21), French literature (21), Ghana (21), beauty (21), steampunk (21), Egypt (21), futuristic romance (20), Latin American literature (20), Russia (20), North Carolina (20), Kemet (20), conspiracy (19), Japanese literature (19), Latin America (19), Russian literature (19), business (19), dictionary (18), France (18), Ancient Greece (18), occult (18), Indian literature (18), aliens (18), jazz (18), nutrition (18), physics (18), Barack Obama (17), Ethiopia (17), language arts (17), cryptography (17), home decorating (17), Renaissance (17), esoteric (17), California (17), Spanish literature (17), globalization (17), Civil Rights Movement (17), Ancient Rome (16), Maya (16), abolitionists (16), Arabic literature (16), interior design (16), travel (16), plays (16), coming of age (16), Bible (16), Italian literature (16), Spain (15), dragons (15), reading (15), medicine (15), hieroglyphics (15), Native American (15), Mexico (15), founding fathers (15), Kenya (15), medieval (15), Botswana (15), slave insurrection (14), English literature (14), fairy tales (14), Atlantis (14), Martin Luther King Jr. (14), letters (14), ciphers (14), Booker Prize winner (13), Galileo (13), new age (13), chess (13), sociology (13), Paris (13), erotica (13), magical realism (13), current events (13), interviews (13), Peruvian literature (12), Native American literature (12), shapeshifters (12), prison (12), Marcus Garvey (12), paganism (12), Shakespeare (12), American literature (12), children's biography (12), Stonehenge (12), law (12), Louisiana (12), hair (12), Scotland (12), Judaism (12), New Orleans (12), poet (11), political commentary (11), Isaac Newton (11), Arthurian (11), coding (11), lesbian (11), Egyptian Civilization (11), survival (11), Booker Prize shortlist (11), apartheid (11), Portuguese literature (11), programming (11), musicians (11), voodoo (11), Vampire Huntress (11), speeches (11), colonialism (11), symbolism (11), terrorism (11), Irish (10), Knights Templar (10), Mysteries (10), Black Panthers (10), Florida (10), alchemy (10), Templars (10), humor (10), Gothic literature (10), crime fiction (10), western (10), Harriet Tubman (10), legal (10), African American history (10), government (10), musician (10), genealogy (10), Zimbabwe (10), immigration (10), Pushkin (10), bookstores (10), Mexican literature (10), slave narrative (10), WWI (10), Reconstruction (10), Thomas Jefferson (10), encyclopedia (10), American Revolution (10), civics (9), suspense (9), calculus (9), Benjamin Franklin (9), Argentina (9), comic book (9), Los Angeles (9), Boston (9), 9/11 (9), play (9), hip hop (9), espionage (9), Philadelphia (9), CIA (9), George Washington (9), Georgia (9), W.E.B. 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Jun 18, 2008
Acerca de Mim
Hmmmm, so a little bit about me. I'm a Black woman in my late 50s and a recent transplant to Durham, NC. I spent most of my teen and adult life in the suburbs of DC (Northern Virginia and Maryland). Currently, I work at the Research Triangle Park campus of a large Silicon Vally technology firm as a web developer and technical writer -nicknamed Inspector Gadget for my love of tech toys.

Since you're reading my profile, then naturally, you've guessed that one of my favorite activities is reading. With my daughter now off to college in Atlanta, I have much more time to indulge in this past-time.

My first vivid memory of books and reading was the day my grandmother took me to the public library as a small child. While I felt there was something special about that day, it was only years later that I learned the significance of this event. My mother, also an avid reader, and her sister were only able to visit the "Colored" library growing up. Once the public library was de-segregated and I was old enough, my grandmother walked me up those marble stairs to a whole new world.

As a pre-teen, I made a private haven in my closet where I would sit for hours, propped up on pillows reading. The one book that made the most impression on me was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I was taken by her non-sense, bookish persona and wanted to build my own "castles in the air." During these private moments, my readings consisted of adventure and fantasy stories, like Treasure Island and the Oz series, an encyclopedia of fairy tales, detective stories (Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys).

During high school and college, I devoured the classics of Western literature and discovered African-American literature. Reading the Autobiography of Malcolm X made a huge impression on me.

"I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive" -- Malcolm X

It was during this time, that I started filling my personal library with non-fiction books about and by Blacks in the African Diaspora; as well as, books about Egypt and African classical civilizations. In my adult years, I started reading and collecting science fiction books, biographies/memoirs, and literature.







BOOKS READ IN 2014

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Durham, NC
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http://www.duskyliterati.com
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Livrarias: Afrocentric Bookstore, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Brier Creek Commons, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - The Streets at Southpoint, Blacknificent Books and More, Books Do Furnish A Room, C & W Used Books - Woodbridge, Edward McKay Used Books & More Greensboro, Fifth Street Books, Flyleaf Books, Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe, Jeannie's Book Shoppe, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Letters Bookshop, MCINTYRE'S BOOKS - Fearrington Village, Nice Price Books - Durham, Nice Price Books- Carrboro, Northgate Books, Politics and Prose, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Quail Ridge Books, Reader's Corner, Scuppernong Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, Strand Bookstore, The Regulator Bookshop, Wentworth & Leggett Fine Books

Bibliotecas: Durham County Library - Main Library, Durham County Library - North Regional, Durham County Library - Stanford L. Warren Branch, Library of Congress, North Carolina State University Libraries - D.H. Hill Library, Wake County Public Libraries - North Regional Library

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