November 26

The Color Purple

Posted by lori . 9 Comments


The Color Purple is a deeply moving book that centers around Celie, a black woman in the early 20th-century South.  Abused by her father and then her husband, Celie’s life is bleak; but an unlikely friendship with Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress, changes how she sees herself and her life.  Told through a series of letters, Celie learns to survive, love, forgive and triumph.  Some books I love for the story, some for the characters; The Color Purple wins for both.  The power and beauty of this book makes it a gem in the crown of American Literature.

Art Every Day Month – Day 26


Tissue Paper Flower

One more thing:

I heard about the Wolf Hall Readalong over at Danielle’s blog, Book or Big Screen.  I was intrigued, but debated back and forth about participating because it is a 600+ page book, and I’m a very slow reader; but, I’m going to give it a try.  If you’d like to check it out yourself, you can read about it on Nicole’s blog, Linus’s Blanket or Natalie’s blog, Coffee and a Book Chick.  I’ll post my “status” the next 3 Saturdays (December 3, 10 and 17).


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9 Responses to " The Color Purple"

  • the colour purple – i remember the movie too. was it whoopie or Ms O in it? the years have flown by and taken my memory cells with them.

    love the tissue flower 🙂

    hope you’re having a good thanksgiving weekend. is that something you celebrate?

    • lori says:

      Whoopie was Celie and Oprah played Sophia…they both were in it. Yes, we do celebrate Thanksgiving. In fact, we host the gathering for our family. My husband loves to cook, so he starts thinking and planning for it around August. Me, not so much. I loved reading about your trip to Brazil. Can’t wait to hear more.

  • Great to see you’re taking part in the Wolf Hall read-a-long! I look forward to hearing what you think.

  • houndstooth says:

    The Color Purple is a spectacular story! There’s just no other way to say it. It stays with you long after you read it.

    That tissue paper flower is really pretty! Are you going to stick them on all your presents this year? It’s much prettier than a bow.

    You’ll love the photo cards! We ordered ours from Shutterfly, but I thought the Tiny Prints ones were cute when I saw them. I just didn’t see them until after I’d ordered our other ones! lol

  • So glad that you’ll be joining the Wolf Hall Readalong! I am nervous with this book, especially since there have been mixed reviews about it. It wil be fantastic to have others joining so we can discuss any confusing scenes,which could be many. Fingers crossed that we’ll all enjoy it 🙂

  • Carolyn Dube says:

    I had never heard of Tiny Prints before – I’ll heading over to check them out next! Thanks for sharing!

  • thanks 🙂

    both of them? well, there you go.

    your hubby sounds wonderful. i’d love to borrow him sometime, maybe even everyday. i’m not a cook by choice!

  • Christine says:

    I loved the book The Color Purple…. and I love your flower…

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