2 Kings 1-4 : A first glance at Elisha’s double portion

Elisha takes over as the main prophet that God talks to after the ascension of Elijah. He does some interesting things in the beginning of his time as God’s go-to guy. Chapter one This book opens up with the death of Ahaziah. He falls and wants to inquire of another god about whether or not he’ll die but God and Elijah intercept those he sends … Continue reading 2 Kings 1-4 : A first glance at Elisha’s double portion

The Whispering City by Sara Moliner, translated by Mara Faye Lethem

Review: While many elements of the book follow a familiar pattern, it’s still a great read. We have the reporter who thinks the cops are doing a rotten job of investigating the murder she’s been sent to report on and gets herself in over her head and so on. There was something nice about the familiarity of the plot structure because that was where my … Continue reading The Whispering City by Sara Moliner, translated by Mara Faye Lethem

TTT: Top Ten Books that have been on my TBR since before I was blogging

Okay, to be honest, since when I started blogging. I had started with a purely feminist blog, of which I did some reading for. Then I realized that my passion was really for feminism in books and here we are. All the same, these books went directly on my TBR within the first few months, which was back in 2013, so I’m not doing too … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books that have been on my TBR since before I was blogging

Morning Sea by Margaret Mazzantini, translated by Ann Gagliardi

Review: This was one of those books that I should have read the back cover on before picking it up. Don’t get me wrong, I hope I still would have read it, particularly for WIT Month, but I would have had a better idea what I was getting myself into. Here’s the back cover information from Goodreads: When Farid’s beautiful young mother Jamila tries to escape … Continue reading Morning Sea by Margaret Mazzantini, translated by Ann Gagliardi

Femme Friday -Can we increase the number of women in translation?

While there is not a definitive answer to give a question such as this, I don’t think the cause is lost. The overall percentage of books in translation needs to go up, but if we bring the total number of women’s books to the existing total number of men’s books, that’ll do that too. Then we can work both together! Okay, theoretically we can work … Continue reading Femme Friday -Can we increase the number of women in translation?

1 Kings 10-16 : A Succession of Kings

Though David was imperfect, he was always striving to do what was right by God. No one can perfectly do everything that another being wants, but he tried and he did it with love and what seemed like admiration in his heart. His successors, on the other hand, couldn’t quite keep it together. Some did love God and some tried to follow him for a … Continue reading 1 Kings 10-16 : A Succession of Kings