Ms. Meltingpot is Reading: The Invention of Wings

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.

What I'm reading now. The Invention of Wings

What I’m reading now. The Invention of Wings

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!

3 comments for “Ms. Meltingpot is Reading: The Invention of Wings

  1. Cyretha
    11 February, 2014 at 1:35 am

    It’s the start of a new year (okay, one month in) and I am still on the first book, “Long Walk to Freedom”, by Nelson Mandela. I had hoped to finish the book before seeing the movie, but the movie wasn’t here long, so I went to see it anyway. Anyway, I still have a ways to go, but I am enjoying and glad I finally decided to read it.

    • Ms. Meltingpot
      18 February, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Cyretha,
      I want to read that too, but it will be a “long walk” before I get to it. I have so much other reading to do. So, like you, I’ll probably see the movie first.

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