Thumper Posted June 2, 2010 Report Share Posted June 2, 2010 Hello All, I am still reading like nobody's business. I had to sneak a couple of books by white authors, gods in Alabama by Joshilynn Jackson (good book) and The Last Child by John Hart (EXCELLENT!!), in because I was moving a little fast. I finished Glorious by Bernice McFadden and the book is perfectly titled because it is glorious! I loved it! I just finished J.D. Mason's latest, Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It! I did not care for it! I'm surprised to be saying this about a J.D. Mason book because you all know how much I love her...but I'm afraid I'm going to have to cut her. This book sucks! I'm going to tell you why...Remember me telling you all that when I began reading novels, I cut my teeth on the books my mother read; Sidney Sheldon, Jackie Collins, etc. Sidney Sheldon's The Other Side of Midnight, Bloodline and The Rage of Angels still remain among my favorite books ever. Anyway, around that time a FANTASTIC novel titled Lace by Shirley Conan(sp) came out. I don't know if many of you remember that book, but I do. Mason's latest book, is a poor imitation of Lace. Lace is the story of 4 school girls who are all friends, one of them gets pregnant and they as a group abandon the baby. The book covers their lives as well as the baby. The memorable scene comes after the baby, a daughter, gather them all together and asks, "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" The book was turned into a TV movie and at that time, there was a brief bit of controversy as to if the movie would be allowed to keep that famous line in the movie. I'm just saying, if the book summary of Take Your Pleasure tickles your fancy, do yourself a favor, save yourself the aggravation and check out Lace instead. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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