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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Friday Quotes: Kindred

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---


Title: Kindred by Octavia Butler

Book Beginning:
(Prologue) "I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm."
Friday 56:
"He laughed, but it sounded like sympathetic laughter."
Comment: Kindred was published in 1976. It is a time travel story where the main character, a black woman named Dana, and her white husband travel back to Maryland in the 1800s. Maryland was a slave state. They get to see the horrors of slavery up close and personal. (Well, Dana sees it much closer than Kevin.)

I am reading this book as part of the Classics Club Spin event. I've wanted to read something by Octavia Butler so a long time. It is disturbing but well done.


13 comments:

  1. This one sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. This book sounds challenging, and definitely disturbing. I hope you 'enjoy' (if that is the right word) your reading.

    My Friday post is here.

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  3. I'm intrigued! What happened? I love time travel, too. I also think it's a beautifully done cover.

    Here's mine! http://bit.ly/F56NelsonKing HAPPY EASTER!

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  4. I've never read Octavia Butler. This does sound like an intriguing story. This week I am featuring A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks. Happy reading!

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  5. What a way to start out; a lost arm. Between that and the cover, I am sold! Happy Easter weekend!

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  6. I like time travel books, but we've read so many books about slavery in Book Club. Is it worth a look?

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    1. It certainly has some good examples of the horrors of slavery but I don't think we need to select it for book club.

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  7. It's nice to pick up a classic every now and then.

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    1. I am trying to read through a list of 50 classics which I created. The problem---I keep adding books to it. Ha!

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  8. I don't read a lot of time travel books. This one sounds intriguing.

    My Friday 56 from Mystic Falls

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  9. I read the graphic novel version of this book, which I'm sure left out a bunch, but I at least wanted to get the feel for it, after hearing so much about it.

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  10. This has been on my TBR for ages and this was an excellent reminder to get around to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I read this in college and it had to be one of my favorites for that class. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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