I‘m not sure where this book is taking me, but I think I‘m going to enjoy the ride. #currentlyreading
I couldn‘t stop, so I finished this morning. I‘ll hold off on my review to avoid spoilers. #catherbuddyread I‘d forgotten how they used to put mini-catalogs in the back of paperback books. There‘re about 12 pages of this, so the ending of the novel snuck up on me. @Graywacke
A collection of addresses given by Presiding Bishop Curry when he was Bishop of the Diocese of NC, these are best if you hear them in his voice. If you haven‘t heard him, he preached at the royal wedding https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5gonlKodrmk It‘s all about radical love and the call to love and welcome everyone, no exceptions.
Not book related, but I need the hive mind. Who has an induction range, and do you like it? I need to replace my range and we don‘t have gas in our neighborhood. Love to hear pluses and minuses. Thanks in advance. #needadvice #litsycooks
A gift from a favorite aunt when I was in college, this has definitely #beenonmyTBRtoolong! Anyone else interested in reading it? Maybe a buddy read is in order in 2020. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
“an inn where all are received joyously” that‘s the goal! #currentlyreading
1. I could read before I started school; I love to garden; I once broke a horse to saddle and bridle.
2. Life of Pi
3. Yes! Most recently Margaret Atwood
4. Too cold. You can always add layers. There‘s a limit to how much you can take off. 😀
Had he “never used to have” that feeling because it hadn‘t cost her in the past, or, as I suspect, because he wasn‘t mature enough to spot it before? #catherbuddyread
Reposting for @barbwire Who here has read this? Ms. Atwood made it sound fascinating.
I got to meet her! Y‘all, I am so excited I may not sleep a wink tonight! She was so funny! And smart, and mischievous, and everything you‘d think. #MargaretAtwood! She was invited by the Genetics Engineering and Society department at NC State, so there was much discussion of the Madd Addam trilogy, especially Oryx and Crake. @barbwire
Knowing that “Linda Keir” is not one person but two, I was acutely aware of stylistic inconsistencies. The story was interesting enough that I didn‘t bail, but the prose is meh. No mental energy required, but no great reward offered for the little effort required. So-so.
2. Enough to tell the story; not enough to get repetitive; 7 (Narnia)
3. Only policy statements and agendas
4. 👍🏻 (& thanks for the tag @Graywacke )
@Nevertoobusyforbooks @Settings @Ruthiella
Kitty may have fallen asleep, but this book was too good for me to put down to go to bed. This is history we all need to know, told with intelligence, Grace, and understanding. Everyone should read this.
So we went thrifting today. #sorrynotsorry So many of these are ones that were already on my TBR, although some were serendipity. And they‘re not all for me. Four of them are for my husband. 🤷🏻♀️
As with most short story collections, some stories resonated more than others. But the opening and closing stories were excellent, as were many of the others. Themes of dislocation and the misunderstandings between people of good intentions, especially between men and women. (Of course, it‘s Atwood, right?)
In someone else‘s hands this would have been a cliché - woman who writes about fashion and trends goes to Caribbean island to deal with mental issues due to breast cancer/surgery and gets swept up in a banana republic revolution. But in Atwood‘s capable hands, it‘s philosophical and real and symbolic, all at the same time. Pre- Handmaid, but dealing with many of the same issues of power and identity.
A quick read, it nevertheless gave me lots to think about. How do you balance the 1960s idea of what‘s right with the current idea? A promise of anonymity, with easy access to DNA testing? The rights of the child v. the rights of the parents? And what effect do secrets have on families and individuals?