I am just a girl who loves reading and talking about books
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So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.
Over the weekend, I read two books on a whim. They were not really on my TBR but I just picked them randomly.
Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson
I have watched the movie adaptation of this book but only got to read the book recently. I loved the book though I really struggled with the dialect used in the dialogues. It was a beautiful book but tragic.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
This has to be one of the best books that I have read recently. It tells the story of slavery and the fight towards its abolition. It had everything that I like in a book. I especially liked the fact that it has strong female protagonists.
I am finally reading Beloved by Toni Morrison.
Warning: This next paragraph may contain spoilers about the book
It has been a rather weird experience. I don’t know why I assumed that the book was about civil rights. Imagine my shock when the first thing I came across was the ghost of the baby haunting 124. The throwing of things around, the resurrection of Beloved are not things that I expected. Honestly speaking, I have always been scared of the supernatural especially anything ghostly. Furthermore, for the first time in years I had a nightmare on Monday night and woke up too scared to go back to sleep. Beloved, the resurrected woman was the star in my nightmare although in the nightmare she looked and walked like the girl from the movie, The Ring. This is definitely not a book that I would have picked on my own. It was a challenge by my book club so I will read it to the end. I look forward to finding out how it goes. In addition, the book won some awards and is said to have been the book that contributed to Toni’s Nobel Prize award. So I am soldiering on. Hopefully, there will be no more nightmares about ghosts.
By the way, I read somewhere that the book was inspired by a real story about a mother who had to kill her baby to save her from slavery.
The Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done
I stumbled upon this book. When I woke up from the nightmare mentioned above(the Beloved experience), I decided to read something light before sleeping again and this is the book that I found nearest to me. It is a book about a taboo topic, teacher-student relationship. I have never read anything like it so just taking time to see how the story unfolds.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
It’s about time that I finely read this widely acclaimed classic.
So what’s on your WWW this week? Have you read any of the books on my post? Did Beloved give you nightmares? Share the links to your WWW posts and I will definitely pay you a visit and see what you have been up to.