Friday Reads: The Known World


It’s officially Friday in parts of the world! Reblog and tell us what you are reading to participate in the weekly global reading event Friday Reads! Not only to you get to share what you are reading with the world, but you will be entered into a giveaway for MJ Rose’s new novel THE HYPNOTIST. 

Happy Friday!

I am reading a fascinating book: The Known World, by Edward P. Jones. It takes place in Virginia, about 2 dozen years before the Civil War, and is about a former black slave whose parents freed themselves, then bought his freedom, but then he himself becomes a slave owner. The writing is complex and beautiful. It isn’t a fast read. You have to consider each page carefully. Beautifully done so far, though I’m only about 30% through.