The Week In Books, No. 40

If you got pregnant the week I started my Week In Books feature, your baby is due now. Hope that goes well for you.

Overall, I enjoyed Geraldine Brooks’ book March
. The premise of the novel is telling the story of the father from “Little Women.” It was a good idea. I must tell you that the first little section of the book was painfully bad. I almost stopped reading, but I kept on and thought the story showed a lot of different sides of the War of Northern Aggression (ha ha, I put that in to make you laugh, not because I’m a crazy person. I am southern by birth, but I am not “That Kind of Southern.” But I digress…).

Throughout the novel, I was hard pressed to like the character of Mr. March. He was really absurd and annoying in his Transcendentalism/Deism views and how he tried to live by them. I suppose it goes to show how ridiculous those philosophies are, but I don’t know if that was the author’s intent.

Most interesting was the note at the end in which the author described how she fashioned her character of Mr. March after Louisa May Alcott’s father.

Also Completed:
Jeremiah, Lamentations

Currently Reading:
Psalms, Ezekiel, Matthew, Romans
“Jane Eyre” (out loud to Hannah and sometimes Jack when he’s available)
“A Chance to Die” by Elisabeth Elliot
“Don’t Make Me Count To Three!” by Ginger Plowman
“Innocent Traitor” by Alison Weir

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