Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!
Sabbath Rest Book Talk returns this Sunday, March 5 at 7pm Eastern!
Please join me along with co-hosts Carolyn Astfalk and Rebecca Willen over on my YouTube Channel as a YouTube Live Event. You can still comment and play along, of course. Our focus will be JUSTICE and our featured fiction will be:
Dying for Revenge by Barbara Golder (reviewed on this blog here)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
People, I am really fired up to talk about To Kill a Mockingbird. This is the third time I’ve read it. The first time was in high school, and I mostly relied on the movie to help me just barely pass my test, because I was a lazy student. The second time was about 15 years ago, and I loved it… but I felt I didn’t get the ending. I wasn’t even troubled by it. I just assumed I didn’t get it, and the problem was with me. Who was I to judge an American classic with strong moral themes?
I’ll be honest.
I. Am. Cheesed. Off.
That seems like such a blasphemous thing to say, from an American of (presumably) decent conscience. How can you be angry with To Kill a Mockingbird?! What are you, some sort of racist monster?
Lord, defend me from the sin of racism. However, Lord, defend us all from the sin of self-justification.
Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for April:
That’s it for March! While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter.
What’s your #OpenBook?
Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!