Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Monday, October 8, 2007

Tagged the 1st Time

Dee Savoy tagged me about books, so here goes,

Total Number of Books Read
Too many to count by far, I have been reading since age four and has never had a 'no reading day'. There isnt a room in my house that does not have a book shelf...

Last Book Read
The Wind Follower by Carole McDonnell, this book was an epic journey into Medieval Africa and tackled so many issues regarding race, class, religion and sex. It was written as a Christian Fantasy but that classification in no way describes this book. It is well-written and complex and would make for so many interesting, heated discussions.

Last Book Bought
The Ex-Files by Victoria Christpher Murphy, I am still reading as we speak, and am enjoying. The story is about four women who are exes who are brought together to learn to handle thier issues with prayer and friendship.

Five Meaningful Books
Just Above My Head by James Baldwin is one of my favorite books of all time. I love the way Mr. Baldwin explores the dynamics of family, religious influence and confused sexuality. I have always loved how fully-fleshed his female characters are. In this book he does all these to a fare-the-well.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver is a book for women who are living and thinking they should be able to do and have it all. Mary and Martha from the bible are used as the examples. Mary knows that sometimes it is good to sit still, while Martha is always busy and needing recognition for her efforts. Reading this book took me to a calm place.
Waiting in Vain by Colin Channer, is a literary delight. Mr. Channer introduces us to chance love and takes us below the surface of his characters in a way that made me feel I knew them personally. And the way he writes of Jamaica had me wanting to purchase a ticket. I have read this book several times.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a book I first read when twelve and have purchased for every young man in my life. This book resonated in my heart in such a way that I can't even explain why it touched me. One reason has to be because it was a story of a MAN, who had so many problems and issues, but learned from the mistakes and GREW.
Blues Dancing by Dianne Mckinney Whetstone is the ultimate love story. This book touched my heart. I was amazed how this story that could have been so tragic was so beautiful and touching.

angelia

5 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I have The Wind Follower in my to-be-read pile. I loved the cover and the fact that it is paranormal/sci-fi, so I ordered it from Barnes and Noble about a month or so ago. I haven't read it yet. But since you gave it the thumbs-up, I'll move it further up on my pile. So many books, so little time....

Gwyneth

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

I loved Wind Follower, it is not a breezy quick read but is compelling...

Love and Blessings,
angelia

Anonymous said...

And Bluesdancing was one of my favorite books of all time. It was truly a great love story and one of the author's best books, I think. I've read all of her books.

I also read the Ex-files. I enjoyed it too.

Gonna re-read that James Balwin classic. It has been such a long time. I miss his work. Time to re-acqaint myself with the genious of James Baldwin. Smiles.

Yes; Gwyenth...so many books, so little time. LOL

Idrissa

Ramblings...acVernon Menchan said...

Hey Sister Queen Idrissa,
so glad you stopped by...

smooches,
angelia

Carole said...

Thank you so much for your review of Wind Follower. I really appreciate it.-C