Reviewing Books

I used to write a bit. Writing was a big part of my working life before I had children and became a SAHM. In the time since then, I have dabbled in writing and editing when I have had the opportunity. Yet, I really would like to do more writing than I do–between the cleaning, cooking, schooling, etc., etc., etc. If I really want to write more, I just need to DO IT (thanks to Nike, you all know what I mean). So below you will find a review I wrote about 2 years ago. I might have posted it on my blog then–I can’t remember. However, I found it recently when I was purging old computer files. I thought it wasn’t half-bad, so I decided to post it. I am hoping it will serve as a reminder to me that I want to write more.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

This book was picked for Oprah

4 thoughts on “Reviewing Books”

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed reading your comment about Monk. 🙂

    I just picked The Poisonwood Bible up from the library yesterday so it is very timely for me to come here and read your review of it this morning before I start reading it. I am going to make myself finish Eats, Shoots and Leaves first.

  2. Dawn,
    Just read about your new arrival. Congrats. When you get time to read again, give it a try. One thing you might try is getting the large-print edition from the library and reading it while you nurse. I used to do this.

    Let me know what you think of the book.

  3. Jennifer,
    I loved your review!! I couldn’t agree more. We read this for MOMS Club Book Club several years ago (were you still with us?) and I was not offended at all by the story (by the end) as a Christian (which I think some of our non-Christian readers would have suspected) The book was VERY well written, and I have read The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven and loved them both, and I though it was head and shoulders above those two beloved stories. She offers such insight into the young women in this story and I loved the historical setting about a time and place I had never heard more than a paragraph about in all my schooling!! I found myself reading the book and trying to resolve the conflict as I went as to what things Mr. Price was doing that were contrary to God’s will and where he was in line. Clearly we have a man who is prideful about his “ministry” and he places his “ministry” above his family. He focuses on his “ministry” and does not have any noticable “relationship” with God. I haven’t read it for several years but that is what I remember of it. I highly reccommend it!!

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