Thursday, April 23, 2009

Reading and bawling

Over spring break, my friend gave me Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes.  It's been a while since I've read something great, something brilliant. Most of the time, once I've found a great book, I'd inhale it in a couple of sittings. However, with this one, I'm savouring it slowly. It's the only way I can.

I've been reading the novel in thirty-page spurts. And, every time, I've found tears streaming down my face. I can't remember the last book I've read that made me cry so much. Perhaps I'm emotionally-frazzled, a bit stressed from the daily grind. But, this novel is absolutely brilliant. Go and get it now. Just be sure to keep a box of tissues by you as you progress through.

Fox Creek does not have an extensive collection in its municipal library, but I've decided that books are going to get me through the next two months....


  1. I will have to look for this book. I am curious to see if it would make me "bawl". EB

  2. I'm going to borrow this book soon. I've heard about it winning the Canada Reads contest, and knowing that we like the same books, I have no doubt that I'll love it too!

  3. There's nothing like a good book that you just can't put down. Good for you for using and supporting the local library; that's where all my books come from.