February 2, 2010

For My Fellow Readers (and yup, I've forgotten AGAIN!)

Since, apparently, a bunch of you are readers.....(can I tell you - my post about Under the Dome probably had the most comments ever?!) I have decided to tell you about another book I've read.

I have just finished Cane River by Lalita Tademy. 

To be truthful - I probably picked this up at Barnes & Noble from the discount table.  (cause yeah - I'm cheap that way.  Don't judge!  I have to be!  Because between you and me - my book habit is waaaaayyyy worse than my shoe habit!).

Anyway.

This book was part of the whole Oprah's Book Club thing.

Totally worth it.

It's a historical fiction book (which generally, I'm not too fond of); based on the author's research of her family history.  It's a story of four generations of women.  The beginning generation being slaves and ending in the difficult early years of the twentieth century.

This woman's style of writing is gripping (okay - really?  That doesn't sound like me - but this book is one that you want to come back to - so how else would I describe it?)

It describes the struggle of  family of women throughout slavery and beyond; the indignities; etc.  What they went through to preserve family.  How much family means - what they went through to insure that their children had a better life.

It's an awesome story - so if you get a chance; check it out and let me know what you think.

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Arrrrrgggghhh!  Dammit!  I've forgotten to put a title AGAIN!!!!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Let me see, you are a wife, mother, you work, blog AND have time to read... HOW DO YOU PEOPLE DO IT???

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  2. First of all - let me thank you Ms. A - you made me realize that I've forgotten to title the darn post once again - simply by responding.....

    And in response....it's a rare, rare night that I get to do all at once! That is why some nights you hear from me often and others...you hear the crickets chirping.

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  3. My book habit is similar to yours and also I love a hardback so more expense but its good for the brain x

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  4. That books sound interesting.I will have to check it out. Lately I have been finding it hard to read with reading blogs and commenting!! I have to start back.

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  5. You are too funny with this title omission thing!

    So, did this author write a whole bunch o' books? Cause there's nothing betta than finding a new author and a whole truckload of books written by them. Right?

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