Sooo…I’ve decided to jump on the Parables bandwagon!
If you’ve been here for any period of time you know that Octavia Butler has been my favorite author for years! Maybe a decade. Honestly, I don’t even remember when I picked up Kindred the first time. Anyway, you also may know that I have re-read two of my favorite Butler series this year—the Xenogenesis Series in the form of Lilith’s Brood and the Patternist Series in the form of Seed to Harvest.
Due to recent events, many people have been reading Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents which I wrote about several years ago (find that post here). People are finding the similarities between the events in Parable of the Sower to be uncomfortably similar to the events that are taking place in the States now.
I didn’t intend to re-read this series when I was planning my reading list for the year, but with so much buzz around it, I can’t help but to want to join in on the conversations that are being had, and to do so I need a refresher. So I’ve decided to re-read both books.
I want to take my time digesting the events in each one, so I’m going to read slowly and deliberately. I’ll be spending the month of October reading Parable of the Sower and I’ll read Parable of the Talents in November. And although I’ve written about the series before, I’m curious to see how my perception of it will change in light of personal experiences over the years as well as the current societal climate. I will definitely come back at the end of the month and let you know.
Until then, Happy Reading!