Real World Reads

Real World Read: The Five Love Languages by Jasmine Tate

Last year I read a book about relationships and love cover to cover that made me so excited I wanted to share what I had learned with everyone. I was calling my family members, sharing with coworkers and thinking about previous relationships or situations that could have had a better outcome had I read it sooner. 

Although it was hard for me to avoid skipping to the end or researching an outline online, I was glad I resisted the urge. With each chapter, I was assigning people in my life to different categories based on what I had read.

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It's Lit: Six "Real World Reads" to add to your fall reading list by Jasmine Tate

I’ve planned to read 12 books for the past two years. I haven’t achieved this yet, but this year I’m getting close.

I started working toward a dozen with “The Wait.” After diving back into the communications I revisited books from grad school. I’m currently reading “Social Media: How to Engage, Share and Connect by Regina Luttrell taking tips from her experiences interviews and communications model.

While I may not get to them before the end of 2018 the following books are on my reading list. Should I fail to meet my goal of a dozen reads this year, I will in 2019. The best way to finish is to get started.

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Real World Read: What to expect from "The Wait" by Jasmine Tate

Halle Berry, Meagan Good and Gabrielle Union dominated films starting attractive, powerful, talented African American women during my teenage years. Among many other things, they were mega sex symbols. When I heard Meagan Good had married a preacher, practiced "The Wait" and released a book about her journey, I was intrigued. Three years later, I was finally able to pick up a copy and dive in. Although I was expecting a “tell-all” of the couple’s relationship and happy marriage, I didn’t get that. What I did get was much more fulfilling.

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