February 27, 2014
Can you believe it's almost March already? February has flown by, with some gorgeous weather, and thankfully a little bit of rain, too. Have you been snuggling up with our book choice this month, reading the story of Lina and Josphine? Perhaps you have been intrigued by the story enough to do a little research on the reparations issues or the world of art sales and museum collections. Although fiction is fiction, a great book always leads to research and more reading, to expand on the ideas of the first book. As an example, after reading House Girl, I was drawn to the new Sue Monk Kidd book, The Invention of Wings. It's about a slave whose art was both storytelling and quilting. The similarities between the books were both interesting and disturbing, but together the books formed a much fuller picture of the lives of all the characters. For future selections of CapRadio Reads books, I am toying with having the group read "related" books, but not all the same book in a month. There seem to be a plethora of "Wives" books being published. Perhaps we will choose some of them as our focus. Whatever we read, I think we all agree reading is time well spent. Hope you will use some of your valuable time by joining us, Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in our Community Room to discuss The House Girl. See you then.