It's Reading Time

Book Reader 125x175Did you know that October is National Book Month? Oh, I hear you: “Thanks for telling us now that the month is almost over.” Well, just because the month is over doesn’t mean you still can’t crack open a good book and explore new people, places, and ideas. I mean, when you get down to it, shouldn’t every month be a National Book Month?

UrbanFaith contributor Linda Leigh Hargrove certainly thinks so. That’s why she compiled this excellent list with suggestions for both fiction and nonfiction books dealing with African American history. Check it out, and then get yourself to the library, your local bookstore, or an online book site and get busy reading.


The Scariest Movie of All Time?

Paranormal Activity Poster 1Like a lot of people this past weekend, I caught a late-night showing of Paranormal Activity, the new horror film that cost a lowly $15,000 to make but has grossed more than $62 million at the box office so far. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie where the audience screamed so much.

Instead of relying on pop-out parts, loud music, and gore, this film relies on eerie, quiet scenes that make viewers fidget in their seats. There were several moments that I felt the adrenaline pumping in my veins! I’ve read reports about grown men crying in theaters and people not being able to sleep for a week after seeing it, and the hype is legit.