Wednesday, January 14, 2009

[Extremely] Overdue Book Review(s)

... really this post is more like overdue quotes from books I've been reading lately. The last 3 books I read were completed in (about) the span of a week. Since I didn't do the reviews for the books directly after reading them, I don't remember the context that the quotes were referred to in each book-so I can't elaborate too much.

What are we going to do about that?

I'm just going to give you all the quotes I wrote down anyway, and highly recommend the last 3 books I've posted because they were all entertaining. However, I will separate them according to how I wrote them down. At the least, I know that each section is a different book. Anything written [in brackets] is my opinion, NOT the quote. Alrighty, here we go:

(I think this is from EJD's Sleeping with Stranger's)
-When you're honest with yourself, you betray someone else. [I'm actually experiencing the affects of this right now, but at least I'm being honest with myself.]
-For the good that I wish I do not do, but the bad that I do not wish is what I practice. [I was looking for a quote about self-control that I wanted to get tattooed on me. I really like this one, but I don't want to place something on me permanently that refers to having poor self-control. I need something a tad more positive, even if it is true... I prefer positive energy.]
-Even the righteous man is just a sinner living between sins. [This is true, but TOO pessimistic... not the thing you want to hear when trying to "walk on the right path.]
-FEMA: Fuck Everyone with Melanin in America.

(I think this is from EJD's The Other Woman)
-I'm a bold black woman from the bible belt. I want a man who can make me scream for Jesus on a Saturday night, then take me to see Him on Sunday morning. [I heaaard that.]
-I can't feel anything, just my heart. Guess you always feel the injured body parts of your body.
-It's easy to fuck. Loving is hard.
-I don't want to stay until love gets cold, when you need to pull away but you can't. When you want the new love to return and make it better, but you know it never will be.
-Anybody says love doesn't bring fear aint been in love. [SO true]
-We sit here in our truth. It's not pretty; it's not comfortable. It's the way truth is.
-"...trying to change shit into sugar."
-[they wear having a conversation]

"... make this seem like it's my goddamn fault."
"God's last name aint damn."
"And Mother's last name aint Fucker, but you're acting like one."
[I read that and was like ooo, nice come back]
-First with condoms... then lust disguised as trust numbed the sensibilities. I'm not seeing anybody. You're not seeing anybody. I'm HIV negative. You're HIV negative. I'm on the pill... never miss one... helps me with my period... then... condoms abandoned for real contact... moved toward recklessness... no barrier... skin to skin. [that explains so well how people get caught up in one another]

Lastly, this is from Got to be Real (I think):
-She was trusting by nature, cautious by training, emperial when it furthered her designs. [Though I can't pinpoint exactly what it is, there's something about this that I really liked.]

Go Read a Book,


  1. Girl the other woman was not a game, loved that book! Don't be trying to sneak back to Philly with it either :)

  2. Wow, powerful quites. Love them! I'm a quote-lovin-gal myself ;-) Your passion for reading inspires me to get back on it....besides true wisdom is bound within pages. (sounded good to me....maybe not) lol

    much ♥

  3. havent read the other omwan since high school. I feel a revist coming. And yea... sleeping wit Strangers, waking with enemies and dying for revenge (the last 3 frm EJD) all 3 parts of the story make for a good read. a mild let down tho with the ending fyi

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