Read-a-thon Update #2


What hour is it right now? 7

Currently reading: Queens: Portraits of Black Women and cunninghamtheir Fabulous Hair by Michael Cunningham and George Alexander.

Summary: Told in photos and essays by various women around the world, this book is about the relationship black women have with their hair. Each woman tells an autobiographical “hair story”. Hair plays a big role in a woman’s life and the way you wear your hair represents different things to different people.

One of my favorite passages is in the author’s note because what he says is so true:

I learned that, particularly for Black women, hair is so much more than just hair. Hair has the ability to unleash all of life’s deepest emotions. Hair is about identity, beauty, racial pride, race politics, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-realization, class, status, fun, glamour, romance, fantasy, art, passion, joy, pain, freedom, enslavement, power. Hair can be all those things and more.

Pages read: 126

Total pages read: 344

Total books read: 1


About Vasilly

Mother, daughter, sister, college student, bookworm, lover of chocolate and coffee.
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11 Responses to Read-a-thon Update #2

  1. Molly says:

    Just wanted to stop by and say “keep it up”

    Hope you are having as much fun as I am 🙂

  2. claire says:

    That looks fabulous! Great reading so far, Vasilly.. still cheering you on!

  3. Chris says:

    Fantastic totals! I found myself asking the same question…what hour is it exactly? lol

  4. Vasilly says:

    Thanks you guys! It’s a great read!

  5. You are doing such a great job! Look at all that you have read! Oh, that is such beautiful hair in that picture. Are there dreads in that book?? Oh, I love pretty dreads. But then I always feel like I need to work on mine after seeing well maintained dreads 🙂

    Anyway, great reading!!!

  6. Christina says:

    Great reading, Vasilly. The book sounds very interesting.

  7. Laza says:

    Very cool book. I might have to buy this for a coworker. I’m always envying her hair. Keep up the reading!

  8. Book Psmith says:

    Thank you for doing your part to help the read-a-thon be such a wonderful experience. Looks like the reading is going great. Keep it up:)

  9. Molly says:

    YEA!!! Your dedication is just awesome! Enjoy that $15 gift card — it is well deserved 🙂

  10. bermudaonion says:

    I guess you’re reading so much, you haven’t had a chance to update. Keep it up!

  11. Molly says:

    oops — -eyes must be tired from reading so much 🙂 Enjoy the $10 Amazon gift card and bookmark (must be a $15 value!)

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