Tom and Silas

I started reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin a few nights ago and have made it through chapter 5. Had it not been for Vikki’s Blah*Blah*Book*Blog, I might never have gotten around to reading it. I’d heard of the book, but never read it.

It’s painful reading, but a gripping story. I’m eager to research Harriet Beecher Stowe and learn more about her and her contemporaries. This site looks interesting for some background, too.

I’m also starting Silas Marner soon, as part of a reading group at Dave’s Garden. It’s a book club which will correspond via e-mail, I believe. We’re going to read a little at a time and discuss the book as we go, rather than finish and answer questions.

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