Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some help

Since this is a harder book to read, Mable suggested that I post a couple of websites that will help out. So ... see below:

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/LitNote/Beloved-About-the-Novel-A-Brief-Synopsis.id-32,pageNum-4.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/beloved-novel-2
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/beloved/summary.html

You can browse around and read about the characters, a synopsis of the story, and chapter by chapter analysis. (I found the Spark Notes site particularly helpful while looking for a summary.) Even if you haven't read the book (or don't plan on reading it), it might be worth reading the synopsis to get a feel for the book and the themes. You can still participate in the online discussion having just read the synopses. Good luck with the reading and feel free to post stuff as you go along - like if you are having a hard time with a particular section, you can post your thoughts and see if anyone else has any comments. Posting doesn't have to wait until you get to the end of the book for you to write some thoughts or feelings. You can post as you go along. Happy reading!

~Sarah

2 comments:

Mable said...

Sarah,

I think you found some great sites. Nice job. This should definitely help kick start us into reading!

bookclubfriends said...

Oh my goodness, thanks for posting the links! I sure appreciated it, I didn't even think to look up sites. I read over them and it is really helping me now that I have an overview of what the whole book is about. And in reading the review there was definitely parts that I didn't get but now it is all making so much more sense!
I am good with the middle of April for the deadline, I may just have to post as soon as I finish the book since the baby is due the 11th.
--Michelle