Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's Been Quite a While

It's been quite a while since I posted here, things have been happening that got in the way of doing much on my computer but didn't stop reading.

This week I've read two very interesting books, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parkes League, and Go Set a Watchman.  It was quite coincidental that I read them together, but it was a happy coincidence.

Miss Hazel is set in Mississippi at the start of the civil rights movement, and tells the stories of Hazel and Vida, who come together when Hazel starts drinking, crashes her car, is sent by her husband to what would now be called rehab, then requires care.  Her husband hires Vida, a black woman, to provide the care, and the two begin their journey.  They initially loathe each other, but come to share experiences and see things in a different light.  It's a very good read, specially if you like stories about developing relationships at crucial times in history.

And I thought that Go Set A Watchman is really worth reading.  Jean Louise Finch comes home to Maycomb from New York for a holiday, and while she is there she discovers that her father, Atticus, is really a person with some flaws, rather than the perfect human being she has always believed him to be.  

After these two, the big question is what to read next??

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