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If you are wondering what kinds of books I review and events I host, this little section is the place to look. Books I love to read: Children's, Young Adult, Paranormal and Fantasy books. Books I like to read: General Fiction, Romances, Religious Fiction, Mysteries and Biographies. So those are the genres of books I will generally review. If you send me a book outside of those areas, I'll consider it, but it may not fit my tastes. Reviews will take about 2 months to post; I try to post them around the time the book is released. On giveaways: Sending me a signed book to give away on the site is a great way to get your book noticed. I do a "mystery book" giveaway about every 2 weeks, where I read the book and twitter about it without revealing its title, then reveal what I've been reading and give it away. The whole event takes a couple weeks, and I feature the giveaway book on my blog for most of that time.

Currently reading

A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Rebecca Solnit
All You Can Ever Know
Nicole Chung
The Mermaid
Christina Henry
Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32
B.C.R. Fegan, Lenny Wen
The Party: A Novel
Robyn Harding
The Chemist
Stephenie Meyer
The Whistler
John Grisham
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
L.K. Campbell, Kate DiCamillo
If you were me and lived in... Mexico: A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World: 1
Carole P. Roman
Silver: Return to Treasure Island
Andrew Motion

Love Never Dies

Beloved Publisher: Vintage - Toni (Author)Morrison
A family built during slavery.  Beloved is a story central around Sethe, a mother who is left with one daughter and the memory of the one lost.  The book moves it’s way through dark past and present.

 

I first saw the movie of Beloved.  I was a fan of Oprah and was curious about the supernatural element.  The premise of book and movie is very dark.  Sethe is caught in her memories of the past and is missing her present life with the daughter she has.   Then mysteriously a young woman appears and stays with the family, the name she goes by is Beloved.


I understood the need to go back and forth to the past and present while telling the story. As usual when I read books like this I have to go back and read words over again. I was reminded by my husband how dark the movie was and he was convinced I would not like it. It is not that I did not like in fact I do like it.  I like the darkness of the story, because describes the reality of life at times.

 

I am also surprised to see on goodreads this considered a first book in series.  As of now I do not think I will read the others in the series.  I may change my mind if I see recommendations or a movie is to come out.