Thursday, February 22, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

Join us this week for our show on health and well being.

Everyone wants to know the secret to maintaining a healthy body for as long as humanly possible. We will have two experts in studio to give us their advice on how to achieve that goal.

Listen as Dr. Hilton M. Hudson II, author of The Heart of the Matter and High Blood Pressure, tells us of his lifelong work to improve access to and the quality of healthcare provided to underserved and minority populations.

We’re deep into February, and some of us are STILL hanging on to that New Year’s resolution to drop a few pounds. Nutritionist and author Tanya Zuckerbrot shares with us The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss.

I’m so there! Join us, won’t you?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

Hello, Listeners!

The theme for this week's Book Squad is spirituality.

Jason Miccolo Johnson discusses Soul Sanctuary, his photographic essay of the Black Church. A Washington DC resident, Miccolo Johnson has photographed the African Methodist Episcopal Church in an official capacity for a quarter of a century.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross also joins us to talk about his memoir, My Year Inside Radical Islam. He's a senior consultant for the Gerard Group International, a counterterrorism and homeland security firm based in Massachusetts.

Come join us for some spirited -- and spiritual -- discussion.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Another Take On Valentine's Day...

In celebration in Valentine's Day, Lori Bryant-Woolridge, author Hitts & Mrs. and Read Between the Lies, shares tips on how to 'host' a red hot night -- from invitations to decadent dining ideas. These are straight out of Weapons Of Mass Seduction, her part flirt-manual, part fiction novel that drops on April 17.

Mark your calendars: Lori will be joining us on The Book Squad on Friday, April 20.

And now, here are Lori's Rules for Creating A Red Hot Night

'Tis the season for creating Red Hot Nights for romance and I thought I'd pass on some red hot rules for sensual entertaining. Every Weapon of Mass Seduction knows that:

1) To Thine Own Self Be True. At the core of a truly sensual woman is confidence in her authentic self. The evening you create should be driven first by your own comfort and enjoyment.

2) Senses Rule. Every aspect of your special evening should be planned according to your senses. Every sight, sound, smell, taste and touch should be pleasurable.

3) Anticipation is Everything. Stay one step ahead. Maintain the mystery and you'll surely maintain your lover's interest (and gratitude)!

4) Drown Yourself in Pleasure. Not libations or food. You will negate all of your hard work and pleasure if you allow yourself or your lover to drink or eat too much.

5) Be Flexible. Anticipation will bring your evening alive. Expectations will kill it. Remember one of the joys of living a sensual life is living in the moment and reveling in life as it comes. Plan your evening and then see where it takes you.A Red Hot Night is an amazing way to celebrate Valentines or a birthday or anniversary, but what makes a night like this really hot, is when it comes out of the blue for no reason other than to make your lover feel special.

Visit for more sensual living (and loving) tips.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Question of the Week: February 9, 2007

Hey, listeners.

Author Sherry Argov, one of our guests on The Book Squad tomorrow, tells us in her latest book why men marry bitches. Before you get your undergarments in a bunch, according to Publishers Weekly, Argov uses the B-word to "describe a strong woman who has her own identity and is secure with who she is."

Why do you think men marry bitches? Do you even think they do? Do you object to the idea of a strong, self-assured woman being called a bitch?

Share your comments here, and we will read some of them on the air in this and/or subsequent shows.

Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

What's Next on The Book Squad

Hey y'all.

As you undoubtedly know, the day for lovers -- Valentine's Day -- is February 14, for those of you who are calendar-challenged. Before you know it, it'll be here. To celebrate the auspicious day, the February 9th The Book Squad will feature romance, romance, and more romance.

Highlights include poet Kwame Alexander, who will grace us with his silver-tongued iambic pentameter. We will also have author Karen Rose Smith on the mic. She has written fifty-nine romance novels, most recently Falling for the Texas Tycoon (Silhouette Special Edition). As always, you can call us on air at 866-369-1160 to participate in our "Buy it Or Burn it" segment, where you tell us if your recent book purchase is a must read or must miss. You may even win a Borders gift card, just for participating.

So check out The Book Squad at on Friday, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. We can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, February 5, 2007

Authors: Get Exposed!

Calling all authors!

Do you want to expand your outreach? Get profiled -- in a good way -- in The Book Squad's Author Spotlight.

Click here for more details.

Welcome to The Book Squad Blog!

This is the official blog for The Book Squad, a fast-paced, high impact hour on the latest, hottest and most wanted authors in the world of books!

Hosted by us, Karyn Langhorne and Wendy Coakley-Thompson--both published authors and avid readers, The Book Squad gives you the 411 on the best reads in fiction, nonfiction children's books and poetry. You can also call in to give your own recommendations on what's hot and what's not during our "Buy it or Burn it" segment-- every Friday at 12:15 p.m.

On Friday, February 2, we hosted our inaugural show with guest Denise Nicholas, actress extraordinaire and author of Freshwater Road, winner of the Hurston Wright Award for debut fiction.

Tune in to on Fridays from 12 to 1 p.m. for The Book Squad, where we respect your right to a good read.

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