Looking back at Chronicles

Unlike all the other books, Chronicles was a mostly a rehash of other books. All the women mentioned in the first book (for the most part) are mentioned in First or  Second Samuel. Some exceptions are the women of the Genealogies but you can find them in that post. The other two posts on 1 Chronicles are Exploits of David and David’s last bit of business Likewise, the women mentioned in the second … Continue reading Looking back at Chronicles

The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

Review:  I’ll be honest, I didn’t entirely understand the ending of this book, but didn’t diminish its value to me at all. Sometimes, I just don’t get where certain stories are coming from. They happen to be outside of my ability to relate while being incredibly intriguing. The thing about the Queue is that is dark and dystopian, like so much of my favorite fiction. … Continue reading The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

Looking back at Deuteronomy

This particular book of the Bible is more a record of some teachings of Moses than part of the overall story. It’s almost like the Epistles that are waiting for us down the road. It doesn’t get to tell a story (other than recounting what we’ve already read in a more succinct fashion) until the last few chapters. The posts are available here. Overall,  this … Continue reading Looking back at Deuteronomy

The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, translated by Anna Summers

Review: Unfortunately, I hadn’t heard of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya before finding this memoir. It’s one of the problems with how little known Women in Translation are and how little attention is paid to foreign authors in the US. Nevertheless, I came across the memoir last year when looking for some to talk about for Memoir Monday during WIT Month. I hadn’t had the opportunity to read … Continue reading The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, translated by Anna Summers