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Just posted my June reading over at 50bookchallenge. Thumbnail descriptions/reviews of these books: End in Tears (Ruth Rendell); Renfield: Slave of Dracula (Barbara Hambly); The Ghost at the Table (Suzanne Berne); The Marriage Diaries (Rebecca Campbell); and The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides) can be found here if you're curious.



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Jul. 3rd, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
My last book read was by a free black American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana in 1841 and only managed to be freed 12 years later - apparently they made a movie of it. It was Solomon Northup's story, the book is called Twelve Years a Slave, and was excellent for dismissing the sometimes (even now) heard theory that slavery might not have been good, but was acceptable if the slave-owner was benevolent... Something everyone should read, particularly every American.

Though I have been awful about reading... not entirely my fault, though, started
Death in Venice but couldn't get into it... might have to try again.
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