Finished book one of #24B42020, and it was a powerful read.
Finished book one of #24B42020, and it was a powerful read.
Looking forward to a cozy Friday night reading and joining in the #24B42020 readathon!
Such an original novel. A black woman timetravels between her 20th century life in California and the life of her ancestors, slaves in 19th century #Maryland. Butler succeeds in making the timetravel almost believable and writes a touching story about the inhuman circumstances in which black people lived in the American South.
#ReadingUSA2019 #Booked2019 #ParanormalMC
This one was outside of what I normally read but I was sucked in from start to finish. The story starts and ends with the mystery of how/why Dana gets sent back in time to protect Rufus. The accuracy of a day in the life of a slave is unsettling in the best of ways. While I am glad that Dana got returned back home, part of me wishes for more closure on the lives of the other slaves she had befriended.
Curling up with a book for the first time in awhile. Hoping I can get out of my non-reading funk. Any suggestions for what pulls you back into reading?
This was not what I was expecting, for some reason I thought it was going to be more of a ‘tough‘ read. The subject matter is obviously difficult but it was a page turner at the same time. It was very tell not show. Good characters and I loved the premise. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #pocmcparanormal #booked2019
I had discovered this book on Litsy and decided to give it a try. I rarely like sci-fi and time travel, but I found myself completely absorbed by this story. It‘s a good read for anyone who enjoys historical fiction with a touch of suspense.
I read Octavia Butler for the first time this year, and she is now one of my favorite authors. Her voice is unique; she says what others fear to say.
Kindred is a #mustread. You will be a different person after finishing this book. It's raw, emotional, and a look into a horrific part of our country's past. The ghosts of our past are far scarier than any spooky story.
#ReadingUSA2019 #Maryland @Librarybelle
Generally I don‘t do very well with science fiction novels but Octavia Butler was exceptional. (I loved Parable of the Sower, need to get to the 2nd book). Kindred is remarkably haunting, intense, and powerful. A compelling read that combines thought provoking questions effortlessly.
Also for #ScreamathonReadingChallenge
#Screamathon RC book 1
Here‘s my #ScreamathonReadingChallenge TBR stack. Hope I can stick to these.😄🤞 I have spooky, paranormal, psychological thriller, creepy, dark fables, gothic, disturbing tales, suspense...👀 You‘ll probably notice there‘s no actual ‘horror‘ books, ‘coz I‘m a scaredy-cat 😬🙈
I‘m including the tagged book, my #currentread , for #paranormal and the depiction of the horrors and brutality of slavery.
#Screamathon RC @4thhouseontheleft
It‘s not very often that a reread will result in a higher rating from me, but this one has. Maybe I‘m just in a higher-rating mood, but wow! Warning: there is a lot of violence in this book, but I feel like that was the reality of slavery. And for a “modern-day” (from the 1970s, when the book was first written) woman to experience it… wow!
I loved loved loved this book. I finished it in a few days which is fast for me. The story grips you right away and I found myself excited to wake up early and read more. Butler makes you dissect the dynamic relationship between a slave and master. You will definitely keep this book on your mind for awhile.
My boyfriend and I are both readers, he likes more non-fiction and I read fiction. We decided to read a book together (don‘t know why it took us two years to finally do this!) and this one is great for both of us. I started it last night and can not put it down! Right away you get sucked into the story and want to know what happens next!
I rarely read science fiction, but a friend suggested this book. It was extraordinarily good!!! The story was unexpected and the characters well written. It‘s an interesting reflection of how society and norm behaviour shape how we respond to circumstances.
I just finished reading this book. Kindred is one of those books you cannot put down and you can read over and over again. This book left a mark on me. I felt this book on the level of the main point of the novel.
Loved this novel!!! Can‘t wait to share with next year‘s students! Told from a young woman‘s POV as she is thrust back and forth in time between the American antebellum south to 1976 California. As a contemporary black woman, she must learn to survive in a world where slavery is legal and soon realizes that she must ensure the survival of her plantation owning white ancestor in order to save her own existence! Complex and suspenseful! 5/5 ⭐️
Book haul from the used bookstore! A good mix! Four are #1001Books. Some “summer reads”. Some history. Etc.
The one I was most excited to find was Kindred! Have been keeping my eyes out for it for a long time. This edition is from 1988 when Butler was still alive and it‘s like new!!
Finally reading Kindred. Loving it so far, difficult to put down. #sciencefiction
Happy Birthday 🥳
This amazingly talented and influential woman would have been 72 today. I hope she knows her influence is still felt. ❤️
I devoured Kindred, and then I cleaned the porch this weekend. Yes, this porch is clean. I even sprayed down, soaped up, rinsed, repeated, and then dried this area rug in the sun. I feel like I have so much to write about my experience with the book! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ
I was practically holding my breath and in an adrenaline rush throughout this whole book. It was uncomfortable but great. What would you do if you were suddenly pulled through time to ante bellum Maryland? How would you survive? How would it change you? Recommended.
Squeezing in #lmpbc reading when and wherever I can. 53 pages already today. It‘s a release from reading about genealogy, but it‘s also all about genealogy and navigating the past, so I‘m reading it *as* a genealogist... #round5 #groupQ
Some book mail recently! Got my #LMPBC that I will start today! @TheBookKeepers @shadowfat @johanna414
Thank you @Kdgordon88 for the surprise Kindred book! I cant wait to read it and will definitely follow up with you about it. You are a gem #JB
@phatsallylee @Mynameisacolour @jenniferw88 @Morr_Books Thank you for the birthday cards! I am massively behind on my #JB stuff. I gotta get it together.
@Cinfhen Your generosity is overwhelming! 🥰 Thank you so much for the post-surgery care package! It arrived today! You somehow knew Maya‘s favorite candy, sour gummies! Excited to read the books, this is one of the only Octavia Butler‘s books I haven‘t read yet. 😍 I‘ll pass on High Holiday Porn to @AmyG when I am done! The bookmark is gorgeous!
Finished Kindred at my favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant. This book was so well done and a great intro to sci-fi for those that aren‘t fans of the genre. Some very powerful and emotional moments but I was slightly disappointed with what seemed an abrupt ending to me. I‘m not quite sure what more I wanted from it but it felt just a tiny bit lacking. Still highly recommended though!
Salem photobombed the pic I was taking of Lucy with the #LMPBC book. I don‘t have many words to express how tough this book was but I loved the way the author brought you in so close and made you feel. I recommend it to anyone who needs a dose of reality when they are getting comfortable in their privilege. Check your privilege y‘all. I am posting this today to you @AnneFindsJoy ! #groupQ
This book was a BRUTAL, uncomfortable and harsh reminder of the evils man can perpetuate against man. I can‘t say I “enjoyed” it, but I‘m glad to have read it and “experienced “the horrors from the comfort of my home. Looking forward to my upcoming bookclub discussion.
Hoping to start my IRL bookclub book today, but coffee first!!! And I think I need to do a supermarket run too😜I have extra people staying in the house and apparently they consume a lot. 😉
Heard a game of Book Volley on What Should I Read Next?, and thought I'd try to get one going here 😊
2. Since I'm kicking this off, I chose Kindred, my all time fave. Time travel is used to explore the horrors of slavery through the eyes of a contemporary narrator. So surreal! Powerful, thoughtful and strange.
3. What beloved books does Kindred make you think of? Remember to tag your pick to keep the volley going 😊📚🏐
I managed to read 11 books in March. This one blew me away! It was my first Butler but will not be my last. Other great reads this month were Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy Jones and the Six and between shades of gray.
@kaye If you haven‘t read Where the Crawdads Sing yet I recommend it highly. I think you will love it.
Fellow #DC/#DMV Littens! Politics & Prose is offering a three session seminar this summer on three of Octavia Butler‘s central works (July 8, 15 & 22)!
I‘m going to try to take this, camp/baby allowing and will confirm closer to so if any of y‘all are attending, we can have a little Litsy meetup!
[Feel free to tag a DC area Litten you think would be interested in this cool offering from a classic bookshop. 😉]