As I was browsing through Goodreads tonight, a site I've recently joined, I was struck by the sheer vastness of books available to us readers. I kept thinking, "Oh! I want to read that one, too." Then I realize I couldn't possible read every book I want to read, even if I live to 102. It becomes a necessity to decide which book is more alluring than another one.
If you're like me, you probably have a huge "to be read" stack somewhere in your house. I seem to add to that stack faster than I can read the books. I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of books waiting for me, but most of the time I just feel anticipation. I always have something to look forward to. Books are like friends I haven't met yet.
Goodreads is a great site for book reviews and recommendations. It's also great for connecting with other readers. I also use a site called LibraryThing, on which I have most of my books listed. It helps me to keep my library organized, plus they have this early reader program. Authors give out free copies of their book before the release date in order to get reviews. It's a great program and I've already won a couple of books.
If you're a big reader, check out both of these sites. You just might discover a few new friends you haven't met yet. Below is a review of my most recent friend. I can see this one is going to be a life-long relationship. I'd like to introduce you to...
It's hard to express how I feel just after finishing this beautiful book. I was put through a roller coaster of emotions, one of the biggest was terror for the wonderful women who put their lives on the line in order to change their society and right inequality. What a terrifying time it must have been.
Kathryn Stockett dealt with the subject of segregation in a way that showed not only the truth, but fairness to both sides. She showed how many people were caught up in a way of life that had been in existence for generations. Even white people wanted to change things but felt fear of reprisal.
I won't give any spoilers, but I will say, everyone should read this book. It is a true and honest portrayal, not just of a period in history but of the human race. How fear causes us to accept things no one should ever allow. How fear and ignorance causes us to hurt others. This is a beautiful story, well written and it kept me hooked until the end. View all my reviews >>
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