"Some truths seemed insoluble stones that couldn't be swallowed."
This week, we continue our discussion of The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd. We rated and graded the book. We all really liked the book, so we all gave it a thumbs up. There was an overall appreciation for Kidd's gifted use of language and for the way women were portrayed. But some of us were LONGING for a different story about the relationship between Anna and Jesus. You will see that in the almost completely across the board grades we gave. We also give you tips on how to host a bookclub for this book..
A - All Good
B - Better than most
C - Could have been better
D - Disappointing
F - Failure on all levels
Ratings for this book
Sarah - C
Katie - A
Holly - D
Ideas for hosting a book club for The Book of Longings
Location - Pool, garden, Egypt!
Décor – vases with fish inside and olive tree branches and different color scarves if you’re at home and want to decorate your table
Attire - sandals and whatever you wear for traveling clothes
Food - goat cheese, olives, basically a charcuterie board
Music - Tabitha played the lyre (liar liar pants on fiar), play hymns
Favorite quotes from the book
"Of all of the emotions, hope was the most mysterious. It grew like the blue lotus, snaking up from muddy hearts, beautiful while it lasted."
"To avoid a fear, emboldens it."
"Each of us must find a way to love the world."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn : "To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he's doing is good."
Mandy's Next Book: Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West