Hi Meltingpot Readers,
As one of my 2014 New Year’s Blog-o-lutions, I decided I wanted to write more about my one true love, books. From now on, or until I change my mind again, Thursday/Fridays will be dedicated to the world of books.
So, guess what I’m reading now? I’m working on my next book of non-fiction and it has to do with race and color in America –of course-so I wanted to read some fiction to inspire me a bit. So, I picked up a copy of Sue Monk Kidd’s new book, The Invention of Wings. I admit, dear readers, I saw the book at Costco and snatched it up because it was such a great price for a hardcover and I really love Kidd’s writing. Well, I should say I loved The Secret Life of Bees, I didn’t love The Mermaid Chair. The Invention of Wings is about the complicated relationship between a slave and her female owner in 19th century South Carolina. I’m only on page five, but I’m already enraptured. It’s exactly what I needed to both get my mind off my own work and keep my imagination on buzz.
I love a good book!
What are you reading these days? I’m listening and taking notes.
P.S. MyAmericanMeltingpot was just listed on Blogher’s Race & Culture Blog compilation of “Five Great Blogs by Black Women.” It felt great to be included and if you have the time, check out some of the other blogs listed. I’m a fan of “Ask a Salve.” Thanks, Blogher!