Sunday, June 12, 2011

LongLazySunday: Relaxing and Reading!!

I spent this longlazysunday relaxing which included sleeping in, catching the last thirty minutes of one of my favourite movies and reading a book that is so depressing but such a good read.

I am still in Canada for a couple more weeks so last night we had a family birthday celebration which meant i slept in this sunday.  Mr. Pancakes went back to the USA so i m a little the lonely without him but i know this is only temporary. 

After i woke up, i caught the last thirty minutes of Too Wong Foo Thank You for Everything Julie Newmar, which is such a fun and heart warming movie.  I have always loved this movie so this definitely put a smile on my face.  I loved Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes.


I started reading a novel called The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has engrossed me for two days.  It is the story of a young girl taken from her homeland in Africa and it follows her as she becomes a slave.  You want to be angry for all the difficult experiences she goes through but the author reminds you at every turn how incredibly brave this young woman is.  There is a love story about being a wife and mother.  The book also gives a really great historical account of the slave trade which is always depressing but fascinating.

The Book Of Negroes

If you are looking for an interesting read this summer, i definitely recommend this book.  There is also a novel with the same name in the US so make sure you get the right one.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Cheers!

6 comments:

Alida said...

I have a copy of that book on my Kindle for PC... gotta get to reading it!!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I have not heard of this book. I will have to look at it at Amazon Kindle books.

I am visiting from the Relax and Surf blog hop. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great week!

Blessings,
LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

toi said...

iThe book sounds nice. I recently read Push and I couldn't put it down. I also think the movie you wrote about must be funny. I am putting on th movie list.

Earl-Leigh said...

I'll have to check that book out, I hadn't heard of it before.

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Totally love your title, I love me some pancakes

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