Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!
In the interests of being as efficient with my time as I possibly can, I’m killing two birds with one stone. In addition to reviewing books for #OpenBook, I’ve started a monthly event on Facebook Live over at my author page. It’s called Sabbath Rest Book Talk, and in it I’ll talk about a few of the books I’ve read in the past month in terms of how they, as fiction, help us grow in humanity.
This month’s focus was on meaning, or how fiction uses meaning to convey layer upon layer of experience, understanding, and dimensionality of the human experience. When we humans use symbols to communicate meaning, we give flesh and bone and substance to the invisible.
September’s SRBT Featured Fiction:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Lion’s Heart by Dena Hunt
(Click here for my more detailed review of The Lion’s Heart)
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Other stuff I’m reading:
It is Right and Just by Rev. John Cunningham, OP & Rev. George Cardinal Pell [nonfiction]
Night by Elie Weisel [narrative nonfiction]
And here’s September’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk video:
What are you reading? Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!
These are so fun to watch! Eventually I’ll actually catch one live. Keep ’em coming!