Phavorites & Prose – The Invention of Wings & Goodreads

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I am reading Sue Monk Kidd’s novel,The Invention of Wings, based on real-life Abolitionist Sisters Sarah Grimke and Angelina Grimke Weld. The book is based on the story of the early Abolitionist movement and told through the eyes of Sarah and Handful/Hetty, a slave born and raised in her father’s home. Both Sarah and Angelina, part of the Abolitionist Movement, lived to see the end of slavery.

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I’ve enjoyed The Invention of Wings, and as always, I am thinking ahead to my next terrific “read.” A site I use to find books to buy or borrow from the library is Goodreads. If you search out a book you’ve read on the Goodreads site, you will find in the right corner of the page, other books that are similar. I’ve used these recommendations several times over the past year, and have only read one story that disappointed due to subject.

Goodreads Best Books of 2014 is a great site to check out.

“Goodreads is an Amazon company and “social cataloguing” website founded in December 2006 and launched in January 2007 by Otis Chandler, a software engineer and entrepreneur, and Elizabeth Chandler.The website allows individuals to freely search Goodreads’ extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions.” ~ Wikipedia

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