Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Night Chit Chat... Sort Of...

Hey Humble Readers...

This won't be my usual recap of the week, or Sunday Night Chit Chat, as I am totally under the weather.  My Beloved brought home a wretched cold earlier this week, and it took up residence in my respiratory system a couple of days ago.  I'm a bit of a mess.  But all things considered, this is my first cold since October, so I'm thankful to have such a long stretch of relative good health. 

I've been reading a lot again this week.  I finished Blood by Lawrence Hill, and it was AWESOME!!  I loved it, and I so rarely read non-fiction.  I want to put some more thoughts together on it, and give you the full run down.  Then I went on to read The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.  It was a very good story, although I thought that the actual writing was a bit weak.  Set in the late 1700, the primary character is a little Irish girl who loses both parents on the voyage to America, so the captain of the ship takes her to his plantation as an indentured servant. She's given to Belle, the slave who runs the kitchen house, and is raised by the slaves who work in the big house.  It follows Lavinia, the little girl, as she grows up trying to walk the line between the black family she loves and the white world where opportunities lie.  As I said, it was a good story, but I had some issues with the actual writing (choppy, repetitive in places, a lot of showing rather than telling).  Next, I'm onto a rather trashy romance novel, but it's light and entertaining. 

Well, that's about all I have the wherewithal to write tonight, Humble Readers.  I'm going to watch Downton and then head to bed.  Hopefully, I will sleep well tonight and feel a bit better in the morning. 


  1. I am so sorry you're sick. We're a bit under-the-weather here as well!! I hope you feel better soon. Oh, and watch for an e-mail from me tonight/tomorrow!! (((HUGS)))

  2. I hope you feel better. I love Lawrence Hill so I can't wait to hear more about your thoughts on Blood.

  3. I'm so sorry you don't feel well. I am definitely going to look up The Kitchen House, that sounds good! I just finished the Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver and I really enjoyed it (although the writing was also a bit weak), and Divergent (the first book of another trilogy, my book club is reading it so we can go see the movie when it comes out next month) by Veronica Roth. All very good. Good to hear from you!


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