Author Archives: Keishon

About Keishon

Voracious reader of just about everything.

Favorite Prince Songs (1958-2016)

  RIP Prince (1958 to 2016) These are my favorite tracks and are in no particular order. Scandalous (Batman soundtrack) Kiss Cream Insatiable (ballad) Diamonds and Pearls Let’s Go Crazy 1999 Sign O’ the Times Thieves in the Temple Little … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts on Zero Dark Thirty

Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was finally released nationwide today. I finally got to see it and I would say it was a good movie but it was not what I had anticipated. It’s kind of hard to explain but … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts on Django Unchained

Just watched Quentin Taratino’s new film, Django Unchained (the D is silent) today. I don’t even know where to begin so here are my ten thoughts on Django Unchained for better or worse: 1. I’ve seen just about all of … Continue reading

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Obamacare and Its Unintended Consequences

This isn’t a very contemplative article. More of an observation. Forgive me for stating the obvious but Obamacare seems to be generating what we all like to call unintended consequences.  Everywhere I read online  in a news report, some business … Continue reading

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TV: L.A. Noir

Recently read that Frank Darabont is starting another TV show on TNT called L.A. Noir. Just to share a little background, I love another show of his – The Walking Dead on AMC. But Darabont’s no longer there, in fact, it’s … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts on The Hurt Locker

I finally watched The Hurt Locker, a 2008 film directed by Katheryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. My interest in watching it is mostly due to my anticipation of Zero Dark Thirty. The Hurt Locker has almost universal acclaim … Continue reading

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In Memory of Historical Novelist: Diana Norman

Diana Norman, who died Jan 27th, was my favorite writer when it comes to historical fiction. She had a way with words that no one can ever emulate. Her research, from what I’ve read, was meticulous. The way she used … Continue reading

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REVIEW: One Crazy Summer written by Rita Williams-Garcia

The year is 1968 and the novel follows three young black girls from Brooklyn, New York. Their father flies them out to Oakland, California to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile Johnson, who’s a poet. “One Crazy Summer” won … Continue reading

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Saved by the Monarch — Dana Marton (Harlequin Intrigue)

Recently at Dear Author, Jane led an discussion about “arranged marriages” and questioned why there aren’t very many of them written in a more positive light. In the comments, Sally gave recommendations of some titles she thought best exemplified the … Continue reading

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The Bellini Bride – Michelle Reid (Harlequin Presents)

In “The Bellini Bride” by Michelle Reid (2001), you have a rich, sexy, Italian hero and his mistress, who’s a beautiful, penniless English “nobody” with a scandalous past. Can love transcend money, class and family expectations? Why, yes, it can. … Continue reading

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What's on my Buying List for 2011?

Here are the books that I plan to read in 2011 and it’s not very many. 1) The Night Season by Chelsea Cain. This is an ongoing series that started with Heart Sick in 2007. Cain can write suspense really, … Continue reading

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