Wednesday Words: Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Middle of the mornin' to ya!

The 2nd Wednesday of the month is the day I've set aside to share with you what I am currently reading!

I forgot to schedule this post, and it's mostly because I'm currently struggling through this book. I read Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower many years ago, and I was underwhelmed by it. Because I usually love her writing, I decided to finally pick up Parable of the Talents, a continuation of the story told by Lauren Oya Olamina (the mc from Sower) and her daughter later on. I will say, it's a very timely read, with many parallels to what is currently happening in the country. Other than that, there's a good chance I won't finish this book, but I'll keep trying.

Also, the Kindle cover is gorgeous.

There are 394 pages in the Kindle edition. has chosen page 192, so let's see what we find there.

No answer. She couldn't talk, but she would have made a noise to let us know she was there.

I'm only 70 pages away from this, and things are calm where I am. Now I have to keep reading to see what happened!

What are you reading this week?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you are struggling a bit with it.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

No worries. As long as I finish before the end of next week, I'll be happy. lol Almost 1/2-way done at least.

Anonymous said...

I give you credit for trying to read it again. I don't think I would've given it a second chance. I'm reading three books: A self-help book, a Dean Koontz book, and a graphic novel. :)

Debra Renée Byrd said...

It's my first time for this one. It's a sequel to one I didn't like. lol

That's a lot to read at once!