I’m not a big movie watcher, but there are a couple of book to movie adaptations that I want to see. Here are the two that I am most excited … Continue reading Book to Movie Adaptations That I Want to See + Giveaway Announcement
It has been raining all day. It’s even a little chilly. It is perfect weather for curling up with a good book. Here are a few of my favorite rainy … Continue reading Rainy Day Reads
The old adage “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” doesn’t apply today, because we are going to be talking about some beautiful book covers. The contents of the book … Continue reading A Few Beautiful Book Covers
I found the Reader Problems Book Tag on paperpizzablog.com. It looked like so much fun! So here are my answers. You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how in the … Continue reading Reader Problems Book Tag
I read Their Eyes Were Watching God to complete my Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge for the month. I had to read a classic that I didn’t read in school. I’ve never read anything by Zora Neale Hurston, but I am super impressed. Let’s talk about it.
Beautiful, Janie Crawford, sets out to live her life. Through three marriages and unimaginable trials, she finds herself. She become an independent woman that can stand on her own two feet.
When I was looking at lists of classics this one caught my eye. Their Eyes Were Watching God was controversial when it was published. People didn’t like the fact that the main character was a strong-willed black woman. That really made me want to read it even more. I love a strong female lead, and Janie is just that.
This book has a slow start. I will say there were parts that felt like filler. I do believe it was necessary though. It helped portray Janies longing for a more fulfilling life.
Hurston’s writing style was impeccable. It was lyrical and moving, while also being blunt. She told it the way it was without sugarcoating anything. Her perception of life is still applicable today in many ways. I believe we all need to read it.
Finally, the ending brought everything together and tied it up well. I think it portrayed what most people hope for in life, and that is to live. Janie stepped out of comfort, literally, and finally started living the life she wanted. It was hard and there was sadness, but she persevered.
My Rating: 4/5
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So I went to the bookstore to buy one book. I came out with three, which isn’t too bad. I used to have better willpower, but not now. I’m probably … Continue reading Oops I Bought More Books
In my opinion, September 1st is the start of fall, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate. But, to be fair, Alabama weather is unpredictable. I remember one Christmas it was … Continue reading Great Fall Books That You Need to Read
It’s September! In my book it’s the start of fall. I have already decorated my house and baked a pumpkin pie. I refuse to deny myself happiness in 2020. Anyhow, … Continue reading September TBR
I think wrap up posts are some of my favorite to make. I enjoy reflecting back on what I read each month. It’s a great way to see how much … Continue reading August Wrap Up