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Ireland: By the time you’ve written a post to complain about the weather, it’s already changed.
So that’s why so many irish settled in the South when they immigrated to the States… it felt like home!
So, first you should probably know a few things about me. I love just about everything to do with anything Irish. History, myth, stories, song, poetry, people, language, food. You name I have yet to enjoy it (except Colcannon. I haven’t had it but cabbage and me… we aren’t enemies, but we aren’t exactly on speaking terms. The second thing you need to know before I tell you about this book is I LOVE anything to do with the Romanov’s story. Particularly survival stories and such.
I know. I know. I said I was going to do it by book. However, I blew through these (and the first book of his second) in about 2 days. And we all know I have trouble with rules. So I’m just going to give you the Series Review.
Obviously, I found these to be an enjoying and compelling read. But, then, I’ve always loved myths of all origins so this shouldn’t be terribly surprising to those that know me. I digress. Percy. Let’s talk about Perseus Jackson.
I was going to hold off on posting this one for a while. We read it because it’s the one that my sister picked out for our family book club. Problem is our schedules have been crazy and we haven’t really talked about it. But if I don’t write this out I’ll forget.
I actually had some pretty decent hopes about this one. I’ve read several books recently that have dealt with reexamining the traditional views of Biblical Womanhood, and Feminism and such.
Sadly this book did not deliver.
The entire book read much more like a series of Blog posts. Which is fine, if I’m reading a blog, not something I really care for in a book.
And if I’m being honest, Horn has WAAAAY more issues than just being a “31” wife. She has some basic follower of Christ issues she needs to deal with. Mostly selfishness and sacrifice. She is very selfish at the beginning of this book. I think by the end she realizes this, but when you’ve got some things that need to be ironed out before you can start looking at what it means to be a 31 and you try to write a book about the 31 woman, well, it’s just not going to work out right. It’s like writing a paper for school, with out really understanding the subject. You just dance around the meat of the subject and stay in superficial realms.
However, I think this book was really good to show just how much the feminist movement has screwed up Christian Women, it’s written all over Horn’s life. She doesn’t even bat an eye about, well, complaining about her husbands lack of drive to find a job, and why she has to work so much. It comes off a lot like bad mouthing him. Which, in case you were wondering, not something that’s real uplifting and helpful to your husbands ladies. She’s a strong independent woman so why shouldn’t she be the one to make the money and he doesn’t have a job so why shouldn’t he be the one to take care of the house.
Overall I just feel this book is lacking, almost like She wrote it because it was the popular thing to do, when she should have been writing a different story.
I was going to rate it… but then realized I didn’t have an AWESOME rating system. Stars are so… blase. So I’ll come back and rate it when I can think of something.
Have you read it? What did you think? Leave me your thoughts below.