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CollectionsBooks to read in 2019 (17), To Review (10), Audiobook (6), eBook (173), Your library (2,085), Currently reading (1), To read (2), Read but unowned (27), Favorites (18), All collections (2,269)

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TagsAfrican American Fiction (1,328), African American Non-Fiction (282), Magazine (257), Signed (150), Fiction (98), Non-Fiction (79), Families (77), Romance (71), eBook (54), Mystery (42) — see all tags

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About meI cannot get enough of books. Besides the fact that I love to read them, I also collect them and treasure them. I buy them faster than I can read them. I attend many authors book signings and readings. I received my BS in Business Marketing and I'm looking for a way to combine my love for books, research, reading and promoting into a career.

I'm currently reading and listening to the audio (from the library) of "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Next I'm reading "The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues" and "Praisesong for the Butterflies" by Bernice McFadden.


About my libraryIn the 70's I read a lot of books that I checked out from the library down the street. I was a sponge for biographies and autobiographies, this explains my read but unowned list. If I wasn't reading a book, then I was reading an Archie Comic book or KREAM magazine (I was into Rock during this time in my life) or writing in my diary.

I'm an avid collector of Fiction, Biographies, Books on/about Detroit and Memoirs about and/or written by Minorities. I've included books by Detroiters or Native Detroiters, like Mitch Albom and Loren D. Estleman. I began collecting in 1996. I prefer hardbacks to paperbacks. Even though I collect, I'm more interested in the content and not its' value. I shop mainly at Used and Bargain Bookstores and frequent local book sales that I find via

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, Bloggers, Books By Us, Covers, What did YOU buy today?

Favorite authorsTina McElroy Ansa, Daniel Black, J. California Cooper, Bernice L. McFadden, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Delores Phillips (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresCross Street Book Shop, Half Price Books - Bandera Rd., John K. King Used and Rare Books, Strand Bookstore

Favorite librariesDetroit Public Library, Ypsilanti District Library


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Member sinceMay 30, 2006

Currently readingBreathless by Beverly Jenkins

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