Category Archives: writing and life
There was not one second during the reading of this book that I felt like I was anywhere else but right in the moment with Persimmon. I was captured from the first line of the book, and transported to another time. History came alive for me in a way I never could have imagined. Not only was I living in history, but for the first time in my life, I felt what it would be like to be dark-skinned in those transformative moments of America’s past. After I finished the book, or rather, after the book was finished with me, I still find myself going back over the events that transpired in those pages. It is a book that author Nancy Peacock meticulously researched, and that fact shines through in every chapter. It reflects not only the highest and best in mankind, but the lowest and basest. It is a roller coaster ride where you can barely catch your breath before you crest the next drop, not guessing where it will take you. The writing is both graphic and lyrical in turn, and full of images that will linger long after the last page is devoured. No hesitation in rating this with 5 Stars. Available on Amazon.com.
TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR BOOK WORMS DRAGONS By Ruth Knox First, since this is a new year and all, let’s clear one thing up. I may be passionate about books, and a good deal of my life might be spent … Continue reading
“We are all gifted, even if we have the detriment of an extensive education.” Continue reading
I read a quotation on Facebook that said “It is better to try something and fail, than not to try at all.” That is badly paraphrased and worse yet, I don’t know who said it. But the point is that … Continue reading