Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Good Earth is a difficult read, not for its writing style or vocabulary, but for its truth to the culture of the place and time period; it’s uncomfortable to read how subjugated women were, mere chattel, in fact girls were considered slaves – though some were able to carve out bits of power within the confines of the societal structure. 40 more words
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So sad to turn to this site today and see how long it has sat waiting for me.
Am I reading? Yes
Am I doing? 382 more words
A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry. It’s not very long, but what an impact it makes! One family, three generations, a check, and the decision of their lives – I got to the end and wanted to just keep turning the pages, keep reading and envisioning their ongoing story. 18 more words
Believe it or not, before last year I had never read an Agatha Christie book; now I’ve read two: Murder on the Orient Express and now… 46 more words
I first read Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in my freshman year at college, but I don’t remember it having made much impact on me back when I was 18 years old – perhaps I needed more time and living to be able to relate the author’s message to my own experience. 74 more words