I have done it again! I have added another book to my already overflowing library of e-books.
As of right now my Goodreads account has 6 total books “being read”. I’m only actively reading about 2 or 3 of them.
I just finished reading Diana Gabaldon’s story, generic a very short one for her, called “A Plague of Zombies”. I really enjoyed it because it was a good story, not just because she is my favorite author.
After I finished “A Plague of Zombies” yesterday, I stared at my Goodreads “Want to Read” list and had no idea where to go next. Finishing PoZ meant I finished all of the Outlander/Lord John books that have come out up to this point. It was a bit sad actually.
My husband saw my troubles and mentioned another book that he read a while back that he really liked. Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler, has been out for over 30 years, and I have never even heard of it. It also has a 4 star rating on Goodreads, and that normally translates to “HEY! YOU! Check this book out!”
I’m about one chapter into the book. Can I tell you that I seriously did not want to put it down? I was up reading until about 1 in the morning, which is a rare thing for me.
I was able to gather, from the first chapter alone, that time travel was going to be a huge deal. Slavery seems to be a main issue.
The story starts with the main character in the hospital and her husband being released from jail to join her side as she recuperates. While she states over and over in her drugged state that he never hurt her, there is no other logical explanation for why her arm is so badly hurt that it needed amputation. She and her husband agree that the police would never believe the truth.
Keep reading to the first chapter, where you find that they have just moved and are unpacking boxes of books onto bookshelves. While she’s unpacking the books, she is transported out of her house to a river bank where she looks up to see a boy drowning. Not wanting to take the time from saving the boy, she decides not to think about why she is not in her previous surroundings. She jumps into the water to save him and gives him mouth to mouth to resuscitate the child. While she is trying to save the boy’s life, his mother beats on her back saying that the protagonist “killed him”. As the child starts to breathe again, a man shows up with a gun that he points in her face asking, “What’s going on here?” Of course she wishes that she knew the answer to that. The next thing she knows she is back in her house, soaking wet, across the room from where she was when she disappeared.
If that isn’t enough of a taste for you, grab the book from the library.
I’m off to read more.
Megan A.K.A. “Reader”