Book’s message makes for riveting reading

Regina is in her mid-30s and was given another chance with life. She graduated from Howard University with a Mass Communication degree. Regina Burns had a prefect life she was a successful journalist living in Atlanta. Burns had the man of her dreams until her boss Beth found out that she was dating her son. Beth told her son to end the relationship and Burns has not been the same; she became a dope fiend. Burns had borrowed against the family home. After she realizes her life was at a dead end, she checks into rehab. A year later she is clear-headed and on the right path. Her Aunt Abbie kept the house in order while she was in rehab. She was so amazed when she saw the home that she almost lost. The yard was well-kept, fresh painting job and everything. Regina had no money, no plans and sense of direction of her life. However, Aunt Abbie brought her train ticket to Atlanta and told her a man with blue eyes would be looking for her. Not only a man with blue eyes was going to approach her; Regina was currently rehired by her boss Beth to work on a dictation project for her son. I cannot give all the details about the book. Let’s just say that it is very interesting. Not since Sister Souljah’s Coldest Winter Ever have I read a story that had me as engrossed as Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do. This is one book that I can say had my undivided attention. I’m not a huge fan on reading novels, but this book had me on the edge of my chair. I love a book that gets straight to the point, and this author does not keep you waiting. What I really like about the book is the fact that she knew her life had taken a wrong turn and she had to get it together. There were some parts that made me want to cry because she had no family left except for her aunt, who, by the way, was very supportive of her. Pearl Cleage has done a wonderful job with writing this book. She has other books out as well. Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do is her newest book on the market. Her other books New York Times bestselling What Looks Like Crazy and On an Ordinary Day. Here’s a book that I strongly encourage to add to that huge book collection on your shelve this summer.