I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
I had not read much about African women who were forced into the role of mistress for white men so this was a different aspect on the horrors of slavery for me. While I appreciated this new point-of-view and the education on that aspect of history, I thought the plot in the novel left a little to be desired. I am still not certain what the point of the novel was. There were several options and all the tributary plot lines were interesting but I wasn't able to determine a real climax anywhere. I respect the time period and the tale being told. If you're looking for a read that will instigate conversations with a political science and behavioral psychology flavor, this book is a perfect fit. If you're looking for a page-turner, try Stockett's, The Help.