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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Review

    I recently received this book from www.booksneeze.com. For those of you not familiar with this... bear with me.. It's my first time.. They send you a book you choose from there list.. You read all of it and review it on your blog. 200 words or less.You can keep the book after, do a blog giveaway or just loan it. You may get another book to review each time you post your review. I was not sure when I saw the outside if it was a book I would enjoy. I read almost anything.. well very little romance, very little sci-fic and not much mystery. I love memoirs and I love fiction. This is a bit of a memoir.
   I recently reviewed the book I Am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby it was a story about the authors life as a child. Her experience living in a religious colony. She describes her life on the colony and it's joys and adventure and it's sorrows and difficulties.
  I really find all religions interesting if they are not a cult. I did not find anything about this story to be cult like, just a community long ago.. working and growing together. It was nice to hear about people growing big gardens and raising and working together for food and for profit. I enjoyed the way the author described the rich and delicious foods in the colony kitchen. She described the special bag of candy, gum and peanuts that adults and children would get at a wedding, she described pies and fresh strawberries and rich sauces.
  The story was very informative and you quickly became immersed in her life.. I wanted to hear more and more about colony living back then..The life style seemed to be comforting.. You did not have to worry about where your next meal was going to come from, or where your job would be.. it was all provided. The characters in this memoir were some people I bet you  you would like to meet. I enjoyed Catherine, Oma and San Basil.
  The message of the story was inspiring, it made you think about your heritage. Most young people today know nothing about there heritage. Whether you like your upbringing or not.. this book shows you it help shapes who you are.
  If you liked this review then look for this book..

2 comments:

remnant reminscences said...

Sorry, not sure how spicy my comments gonna be...!

Hi, nice review! Thanks! I found this book to be a bit slow...perhaps that was because I was born and raised in a Hutterite colony. Actually I still live in one. I found all the detailed descriptions a bit tedious. I have my personal review of this book posted on my blog. Check it out if you can find the time.

http://blogs.allhutterites.com/lightofevenstar/

gayle said...

How easy is it to get started on this book review?

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