Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I am exhausted. I'm exhausted cause I'm up till all hours of the night reading this book. I CAN NOT put this book down! I am also almost done with it and I don't want it to end. I can't turn the pages fast enough and I don't like that I only have a couple of chapters left.
I've heard lots of rave reviews for it but when I read the jacket cover I wasn't that interested. The story is about housemaids in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi. I'm sure that brings up all kinds of imagines to your mind, doesn't it? I didn't really want to read one more story about how horrible people can treat each other.
This book is so much more than poor black women waiting on wealthy white women. It's about women. Period. Women and the things they have to do to survive the situations they are in. The story is told through the eyes of 3 women (2 black and 1 white) and you can hear their voices. You can hear what they are thinking. I can't say enough good things about this. So, go while it's still summer and the kids aren't really on any kind of schedule and you can stay up late reading.
And I'll apologize now for the dark circles under your eyes.