I moved from blogger to wordpress in September, so a lot of my old-but-interesting stuff is over at the last spot. I started sharing some of the books that I have read this year over there. Since the year is almost done, I thought I would revisit some of the books that I’ve read this year. Below is the post on A Mercy, by Toni Morrison, pulled directly from the old blog:
I’ve decided that I’m going to try to read at least 1 book a month in 2012. In January I sat down with a book that I had bought and then proceeded to run from: A Mercy by Toni Morrison. I ran from the book for almost a year. I just didn’t feel ready to read it. The ‘right time’ finally arrived and boy am I glad that it did. Anybody who knows me will tell you that I am a Toni STAN. I love her work and cannot be reasoned with when it comes to it.
I don’t believe in reviewing music or books, something about it feels unclean to me. I will tell you how this gorgeous book made me feel though: I was wrapped up in Toni’s words and never wanted to leave the world they created around me.
I tried to read it slowly, but my hunger and curiosity got the better of me. The January book was AMAZING!!