Monday, June 8, 2015

What's Happening at Book Readers Heaven...

Wow, it's already a week into June and I can't stop talking about my first week spent in spotlighting Harold Michael Harvey and his book Justice in the Round! As I shared with the author, it turned out to be a spiritual journey for me and thanked him for walking it with me...

The key thing is that, for me, it was my very first indepth discussion regarding interaction between the Black and White races. I'm 70; the author is close to that...

Please, please, don't let yourself wait until you are my age before working to learn and understand what stands between us...the Black and White races. It could be different for every single person, I don't know. For me, it was ignorance and lack of experience. Sure, I've interacted with Blacks all my life, a few as close friends. I've worked with many but never really had gotten close to any.  I look back and realize that I was so wrapped up in learning to handle by work duties and responsibilities, including for advancement, that most of those with whom I interacted were mostly nothing more than surface relationships... And then, of course, came the point when all that work--stress and tension and trying to handle more than an individual possibly could, resulted in job burnout and my retirement.

We are all self-centered in today's world. Many of us for protection; many due to the need to work long hours to keep our family fed and clothed... What has resulted is that we are now in a world that is so scattered and living our separated lives, that we no longer have the connection that most of us once had with others. 

Yet, I saw what was happening on the television between Blacks and Whites and knew it was worse than anything personally I had ever confronted myself. And yet, here was the author telling me that he's never given up hope--indeed, that the Black race has never given up hope--hope just to live and be accepted by others, especially those of a different race...

Does it take men and women being murdered on the streets of America and across the world for all of us to sit up and realize--realize that the world is falling apart... After all these years... After all these years...

I had lost hope before I had read and worked with Michael Harvey... But if African American citizens can keep on hoping...then we all must! Because if there is only one thing I learned this past week was that it has to start with me...and you...and you...and you...and you...and you...

May each of us open our eyes to injustice...



Change to full screen to read narrative...


And speaking of people, Book Readers Heaven fit 400 Thousand Hits this past Week!





 Sometime around 2012, things started changing...and slowly you all have been visiting more and more! Can't help but be excited and so need to thank each and every one of you that have visited from across the world. I know there are a steady group but different articles bring new visitors!Yahoo!

Columbia and Pakistan are two new countries that have visited this past month... So, I'm enjoying the map dark and light green expand as new visitors find their way to Book Readers Heaven...

Maybe visiting Hungary with Carole P. Roman will entice new visitors...or you could tell your friends to visit!


We'll be reading Open Season For Murder by best-selling author Lauren Carr Death at Gills Rock by Patricia Skalka and E. V. and Rome by Giorgina Liguori among others!




These are all great novels, the last one, a Y.A... Guess I'd better close and get back to the book I'm reading right now! Hurry Back!