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.
Want more? You will just have to watch this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk.
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:
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What’s your #OpenBook?
Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!