September 2017 — A Month with an Abysmal Reading Record

The previous month was all about graphic novels, comics, and anthologies. Here is what I read in September and what I thought about it:   Preacher, Vols. 4-9 It was irreverent as heck:   It was full of sexist characters who say things like: But oh, it was so good! I read this one as…

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd — A Story about Mothers, Sisters, and Slaves!

Fifteen years before Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which was wholly influenced by American Slavery As It Is, a pamphlet written by Sarah, Angelina, and Angelina’s husband, Theodore Weld, and published in 1839, the Grimké sisters were out crusading not only for the immediate emancipation of slaves, but for racial equality, an idea that was radical even…