What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
How Long, O Lord, How Long?
It used to be that I would read historical or period fiction or history and think, "We have made improvements, we still have a long way to go, but we are moving in the right direction. We must keep going." But these days...sadly, sadly...we are not just pulling over to the side, we are regressing. And it is frightening. And while I always have been a Heaven person, not so much a Kingdom on earth person, though I try to be, now it is much harder. I don't know...will liberation come on earth as it is in Heaven? Will equality come on earth as it is in Heaven. Yes, I must, we all must, keep trying. But things do not look good at all.
The Liberation of Gabriel King takes place in the summer of 1976. I was four years old that summer and didn't know much, of course and this is the first period or historical fiction I have read that focuses on racial inequality and prejudice. It is very, very well done.