Best quote: "Is attending your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple helping you be a better and more compassionate person, spouse, neighbor, employee, and employer? Is it leading you to understand yourself, to know what ego has done and is doing in you, your thinking, your relationships, and so forth, to experience a transformational shift in consciousness, 'to over come the world,' as Jesus put it? If not, then my advice is this: Stop going! Go somewhere else or find another religion altogether. Better yet, give up on reeligion entirely" (p. 191).
Description: "In this modern classic, Carolyn G. Heilbrun builds an eloquent argument demonstrating that writers conform all too often to society's expectations of what women should be like at the expense of the truth of the female experience. Drawing on the careers of celebrated authors including Virginia Woolf, George Sand, and Dorothy Sayers, Heilbrun illustrates the struggle these writers undertook in both work and life to break away from traditional 'male' scripts for women's roles."
More likely up next
After typing the information about Writing a Woman's Life (above), I slipped it back onto the shelf with my books on women's studies. That's when I noticed I had shelved it beside a book about women's diaries. Synchronicity, since I don't have a particular order within my broader categories: theology, scriptures of the world's religions, women's studies, etc. It would make sense to read it next, but it's over 400 pages longso not likely one I'll want to read right away. I may choose a novel, for lighter reading, or maybe.......
The Great Transformation ~ by Karen Armstrong, 2006GENERATIONS
--- or ---The Case for God ~ by Karen Armstrong, 2009
Since I'm studying Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong (2010) with my Book Buddies group, I'll probably read one of these two books by Karen Armstrong which are on my bookshelves. If I can find them after the move, that is.
This one speaks for itself, except to add that she's my granddaughter.
One of my daughters and her husband have been married 34 years, as of yesterday.
Sunday Salon — at separate computers in different time zones — to talk about our lives and our reading.