Carole V. Bell

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I'm an obsessive book lover, a communication scholar studying media, politics and identity, and an ardent TV, film, and art enthusiast. As a reader, my favorite genres are romance, suspense, literary fiction and non-fiction related to media and politics. I like novels that combine great storytelling, humor and social commentary.

All time favorite authors include: Jane Austen, Zadie Smith, and Charles Dickens. New faves: Alyssa Cole, Adriana Herrera, Talia Hibbert, Sally Rooney and Tana French. My literary first loves were Jane Eyre, David Copperfield, and Nancy Drew.

My research explores the relationship between media, politics, public opinion and public policy. My aim is to understand the role that media and culture play in attitudes and be

Review: The Prophets

The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of my favorite parts of a heartbreaking but thoroughly beautiful book. “They thought we was something dirty, but it won’t nothing like that at all. It was easy, really. He the only one who understand me without me saying a word. Can tell what I thinking just by where I looking—or not looking. So when he
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“There’s much more to black history than pain and hard times, and romance authors, more than anyone else, know it. A writer friend told me that’s what he thinks some people outside of the culture don’t get about blackness: the sheer joy of it, especially given so many are only fixated on the struggle. Black romance thrives on complexity and nuance, on black solidarity and achievement, on the triumph of everyday life lived well, in spite of the odds.
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Carole V Bell Camille wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite :-) Looking forward to sharing book reviews, recommendations, and rantings with you."

Thanks for accepting my friend-vite and for the warm welcome, Camille! It is greatly appreciated. I look forward to the same!! 🎉🎉

Camille Thanks for the friend-vite :-) Looking forward to sharing book reviews, recommendations, and rantings with you.

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