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I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon
Donna Andrews
The Overton Window
Glenn Beck
The Devotional Bible: Experiencing The Heart of Jesus
Max Lucado
Progress: 33 %
Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 Days
John A Carroll
Progress: 42 %

Definitely Due A Pulitzer Prize

The Underground Railroad: A Novel - Colson Whitehead

I did not read this because it was a Pulitzer Prize winning book, I read it because it was a book club read for a library near us and I was curious. I grew up in Newport, Kentucky, also known as Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky has a lot of homes that were part of the Underground Railroad. My parents would point out the houses that were part of the RailRoad and I paid attention. They were grand homes that had secret rooms or how secret hiding places in walls or on the roofs. When I was in high school some of the houses started showing signs in front that identified them as part of the railroad. So seeing this book I was interested. 

 

It follows one girl from her grandmother's capture in Africa to her mother's escaping and then her own escape, following her through the Railroad and all the problems that happen along the way. 

 

I do recommend this book, but it is graphic in the violence, but that cannot be helped as slaves were poorly treated, but it is very interesting.