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).