Well, you know I am. I wanted to invite you to Velvet Ashes’ book club. This month we are reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Next month we’re going to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I’d love to have you join.
Before we get to the book, how’d your holiday weekend go? Because it has been such a wet spring and summer in Colorado, the wildflowers are spectacular; almost like fireworks all over the ground. I’m feel a bit recharged and appreciate all of your prayers. This week if I can get two more chapters edited, I’ll do a happy dance. But on to happier subjects: books!
For The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, even if you’ve read it before, pop in and be reminded why this might be the best book she wrote. Okay, I know my mom is partial to Animal Dreams, but still, she’s impressing the socks off of me again as I’m in the midst of rereading it for the Velvet Ashes book club. And if you’ve never read it before, might I suggest “get thee to a bookstore or library?!”
Were you like me at the start of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver? Did you wonder, “What have I gotten myself into? This is S-O-O-O-O-O-O long. Is it worth it?” (In my head I spoke in bold.)
Well, it didn’t take l-o-n-g (oh gez, Rachel would say) to answer with a resounding: this is more than worth it. Between the writing, the history lesson, and the peek into a family in our line of work, I go back to what I said in May, this is a must read for us. Or a must-listen-to. Thank you book clubber for the reminder that some books are better listened to :)!
I am going to limit myself to how often I say: “wow!” “Can you believe?” and “This is SO good.” But first, one big WOW. Kingsolver has brilliantly … continue here.
Have you read The Poisonwood Bible? What are you reading these days? You know I love book suggestions (I think that might be the sixth love language).
P.S. Image designed by Karen Huber