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One of the things that was on my “After May 17th list” (the day I graduated from grad school) was to read more. But with the curve balls called life, coupled with sheer laziness, I haven’t begun this intention. Of course I thought about it lots, and I’ve had “get a library card” on my weekly action plan for weeks now, but it simply hasn’t happened.

But the tides have changed.

Inspired by an article by Deepak Chopra that my therapist gave me to read, I’ve actually ordered some books for myself and have pulled out others that have been on my shelf for years barely touched.

These are the books that are now on my bedside table and patiently waiting their turn.

1- Purple Panties by Zane. Okay this is hardly spiritual but it’s so much fun. And I vow to dedicate my time to things that *I* like. Erotica is one of them.

2- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra

3- Conversations with God- Neale Donald Walsch

4- Kindness, Clarity, and Insight- The Dalai Lama

What’s on your nightstand? I want the intellectual, silly, spiritual, nasty, and everything in between!


11 comments on “Nerd!

  1. Autumn
    September 26, 2011

    Here are my books.

    I’ve already read the last one. The author was selling her books at a local event and I picked up a few. Wonderful reads.

    Nikki Giovanni is a life long read so I always pick it up to reflect and enjoy.

    Beverly Jenkins – Midnight (Historical romance)

    In The Tradition: An Anthology of Young Black Writers – Edited by Kevin Powell and Ras Baraka

    Love Poems – Nikki Giovanni

    Only Time Can Tell – Lisa Dumas Harris (life, friendship and struggles)


    • liberationtheory
      September 26, 2011

      Nikki Giovanni is simply divine. I think I’m going to add that and some of the others to my list!


  2. Nicole
    September 26, 2011

    Right now, I’m finishing up World War Z (zombie book that tells the story of humanity’s war against zombies from beginning to end), which is awesome so far.
    I really liked Water for Elephants. And I loved Kindred and Parable of the Sower (both by Octavia E. Butler).
    Once I finish World War Z, I might start back on My Sister’s Keeper or start on the Hunger Games.


    • liberationtheory
      September 26, 2011

      Parable of the Sower is one my favorite books of all time. I swear it’s more prophetic than fiction. Octavia Butler opened up so many worlds to me (literally and figuratively) when I first picked up Kindred when I was in the 8th grade..


  3. J. Michelle L. - ATL
    September 26, 2011

    Books on my nightstand:
    – Bible – NKJV

    – The Bullsh*t Artist: Learn to Bluff, Dupe, Charm and BS with the Best of ‘Em
    by Paul Klienman

    – The Devil Colony by James Rollins

    and coming soon: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America
    by Melissa Harris-Perry


    • liberationtheory
      September 26, 2011

      I love the diversity of your selection. As soon as I read your comment, I saw a description of Sister Citizen in the October issue for Essence. I think that means I need to add it to my list.


  4. J. Michelle L. - ATL
    September 26, 2011

    I double checked my nightstand when I got home and have to add one more.

    Stuff that Makes a Gay Heart Weep: A Definitive Guide to the Loud & Proud Dislikes of Millions


  5. poetrystruth
    September 26, 2011

    I’ve been reading too…even though should be doing modules for work! LOL

    God’s behaving badly

    are my two most recent reads, they were just okay. I have a loooong list on Amazon of IR romances, just to cheap to buy them.

    Let me know how that new Zane book turns out.


    • liberationtheory
      September 26, 2011

      I’m loving Amazon and their used 1 cent books!

      The Zane book is AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!! It’s a collection of short stories that fuel my active imagination and gave me new ideas to think on..


  6. Goaldigga
    December 13, 2011

    My Bible!
    Power of A Praying Wife – Stormie Omartian
    God’s got My Back – Bishop Rudolph McKissick JR
    Knowing – Rosalyn McMillan
    ….and I’m sure a couple others that are not picked up as frequently as the above 🙂 ~goaldigga


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