I've got two new books to share this week on the blog. First up, my fiction selection for this week is The Strangled Vine by M.J. Carter. This is one that I grabbed off the shelf at my local library on a whim. It's set in 19th-century India and the reviews promise a killer ending, probably literally. It's holding my interest with a sort-of unlikeable main character who I'm half rooting for and half rooting against.
My second book this week is Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade. I found this at Barnes & Noble last week while I was looking for another book. I bought both. Oops!
I'm really excited about this book because I have a feeling it's going to change the way that I see the world. I'm only about a chapter in so far, but Eisler's argument is that the idea of society as inherently violent is bogus. She argues that we can and should return to (because we once lived like this) a more peaceful coexistence based on cooperation instead of violence. It sounds like a plan to me. I'm just starting to read and research for the next manuscript I plan to work on in the fall so if anyone has any recommendations for books that touch on the sociology of religion, freedom versus responsibility, or paradigms of connectivity and attachment, send them my way!
What are you reading this week? Send any great recs my way!
Happy hump day.
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