Throwback Thursday

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Throwback Thursday – this is an event hosted by me! It used to take place weekly, but is now once a month on this blog. It is the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog! Also feel free to do this on as many Thursdays as you like. =)

This week's throwback is:

Liar's Game by Eric Jerome Dickey
Publish Date: 2000 (paperback 6/12/01)

Last week, Doret over at Color Online posted about how black authors are singled out and given their own section in bookstores rather than having their books integrated with the rest of the store. She posted a hilarious video by Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey, in which she tries to welcome people to the African American section of the bookstore. It's a funny but sarcastic video and the topic is sort of frustrating. Anyway, it reminded me of a book that I loved back in the day. I don't even remember now what it was about, but I read it more than once and recommended it to everyone! And they're probably right that the authors of those books are missing out on a lot of readers due to being shelved separately like that.

Dana left New York to escape a roller-coaster relationship. Vincent is living in Los Angeles, trying to forget his own shattered marriage. They want to plan a future together-but first they have to stop running from their pasts. Eric Jerome Dickey, a rising star on the bestseller lists, delivers a boldly honest novel-about love that starts with a lie.

I don't even know that this would be my genre of book anymore, but I do remember loving it at the time!


Zibilee said...

I think it's kind of sad that bookstores try to keep black literature separated by itself. To me, it doesn't really matter what ethnicity an author is or who they think the book is made for as long as the book is well written and relevant.

Juju at Tales of said...

*smiles* Sounds good!

Jenny said...

Heather - yeah, I don't get it! Unless they're going to separate ALL books by ethnicity...

Juju -- I loved it back in the day, lol... but my tastes have changed a lot too so who knows!

Trish said...

Honestly I'm kind of perplexed as to why there's an African American section in bookstores. I can understand maybe African American studies but literature? Weird.

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