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The Book of Longings
The Book of Longings: A Novel | Sue Monk Kidd
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"I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus." So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny in a time of great despair and great hope. In her fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family in Sepphoris with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, a relentless seeker with a brilliant, curious mind and a daring spirit. She yearns for a pursuit worthy of her life, but finds no outlet for her considerable talents. Defying the expectations placed on women, she engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives about neglected and silenced women. When she meets the eighteen-year-old Jesus, each is drawn to and enriched by the other's spiritual and philosophical ideas. He becomes a floodgate for her intellect, but also the awakener of her heart. Their marriage unfolds with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, James and Simon, and their mother, Mary. Here, Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to the Roman occupation of Israel, partially led by her charismatic adopted brother, Judas. She is sustained by her indomitable aunt Yaltha, who is searching for her long-lost daughter, as well as by other women, including her friend Tabitha, who is sold into slavery after she was raped, and Phasaelis, the shrewd wife of Herod Antipas. Ana's impetuous streak occasionally invites danger. When one such foray forces her to flee Nazareth for her safety shortly before Jesus's public ministry begins, she makes her way with Yaltha to Alexandria, where she eventually finds refuge and purpose in unexpected surroundings. Grounded in meticulous historical research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place, and culture devised to silence her.
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BookishBelle
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Breakfast for lunch today. I took myself out to my favorite breakfast spot after helping my mom and aunt with something unpleasant… again. Hopeful for a good outcome and not to have to do this again. 🤞🏻 The nice lady at the counter let me order breakfast even though I got here a few minutes after they were supposed to stop serving it. 💕

slategreyskies I love when people are kind like that. That really does look delicious! :) 1w
robinb Also hopeful for the outcome you‘d like, Amy. 🤗 (edited) 1w
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Kdgordon88
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#BookReport The Book of Longings was this week‘s winner. I didn‘t expect to like it as much as I did. 4.5🌟 The other two were good solid 4🌟 reads. Looking forward to finishing How High We Go and Hour of the Witch this week. Just started the Gyasi. Spent the rest of the week catching up on buddy reads and will try to stay that way.

The Lioness is my June #BookSpin

Cinfhen I‘m going to start the Bohjalian this week too. Glad to hear it was 4 stars!!! 3w
Cinfhen I really liked Book of Longings and this one, even though others weren‘t as favorable about it. 3w
Cinfhen How High was a solid pick for me. Though one or two stories I didn‘t care for, overall I was completely enthralled. Lots of great reading ahead. Enjoy 💗 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Kdgordon88
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As expected I didn‘t have much reading time (sorry buddy reads, I‘m still behind) but I did finish The Book of Longings. I am so glad to have read this book. It felt authentic to time and place. @BookishBelle it is on its way to you today. Great pick, Heather! @HeathHof #LMPBC

DanaManiac So far, this is my favorite from this round. It‘s just so good! ❤️ 4w
BookishBelle I‘m excited to read this one! 4w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4w
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Kdgordon88 @DanaManiac It is my favorite so far as well. 3w
DanaManiac Just wanted to let you know that June‘s book is en route to you! Happy hump day! 3w
BookishBelle I haven‘t received this. 🤔 Any chance you could check the tracking number, please? 2w
Kdgordon88 @BookishBelle Dang it! It was suppose to be there by Tuesday. Tracking says it arrived in Memphis on the 4th. The last update is the 8th “in transit, arriving late”. (edited) 2w
BookishBelle Well, at least it doesn‘t say it was already delivered. Lol 2w
Kdgordon88 @DanaManiac Book arrived today. 😊 2w
DanaManiac @Kdgordon88 Yay! Happy reading! 📖 2w
Kdgordon88 @BookishBelle I keep checking and it still says “on its way to its destination”. 2w
BookishBelle I keep checking my mail and it‘s not there. 🤞🏻 it just got stuck somewhere and it‘ll make an appearance soon! 2w
BookishBelle It was in my mailbox when I got home today!! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Kdgordon88 Hallelujah! @BookishBelle Nice to remove that worry from my list. 2w
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Amie
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A beautiful story meant to be savored

BkClubCare I was expecting to like this but enjoyed it more than that even. 2w
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DanaManiac
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4.5 ⭐️ Such a great read! It‘s en route to you @Kdgordon88 Happy reading! #lmpbc

Kdgordon88 Looking forward to this one. It was also on my #NewYearWhoDis list. So doubly happy to be reading this soon. 2mo
BookishBelle I‘m excited to get this next. It‘s reminded me that Sue Monk Kidd wrote a memoir called The Dance of the Dissident Daughter that helped me through leaving the religion of my youth. I may have to pull that one out again. 2mo
Kdgordon88 It arrived! Sorry to be tardy in letting you know. 2mo
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DanaManiac @Kdgordon88 Awesome! Happy reading! 2mo
HeathHof Both books are showing as delivered as of 2:18 today. 1w
DanaManiac @HeathHof Hey! Yes, I got them from the mailbox when we got in last night, thank you! I hope you and your fam are doing well! 🤗 1w
HeathHof @DanaManiac Good deal & thank you! 1w
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Messiejessie
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This story is a tribute to all the women throughout history that have been invisible, silenced, unnamed and voiceless.
Ana‘s ultimate prayer of her heart is to be a voice. The author‘s note explains that Ana is woman with her own quest following her longings in pursuit of the largeness inside herself.
This was a beautifully written book. From the first paragraph, which gave me goosebumps, to the last sentence, which brought tears to my eyes.

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Messiejessie
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“All shall be well…. I don‘t mean that life won‘t bring you tragedy. I only mean that you will be well in spite of it. There‘s a place in you that is inviolate. You‘ll find your way there, when you need to. And you‘ll know then what I speak of.”

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erank58
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Day 4 of #TarotTakeover ?

With The Hierophant, there are often associations with tradition, religion, and dogma. For some, this could signify spiritual familiarity and comfort--but for others, it can be traumatizing. The tagged book asks so many questions regarding women within traditional narratives, and whether "tradition" and "dogma" directly relates to erasure of marginalized voices in history. This one's a favorite!

@ErinSueMreads

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kwmg40
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This story imagines the life of Ana, spouse of Jesus. The story on its own is a good piece of historical fiction, showing the challenges women faced in that time period. However, the context of Jesus's life and death adds additional interest. I particularly liked the author's note at the end of the book.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#MarvellousMarch @Andrew65

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3mo
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HeathHof
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It's going to take me a minute to fully digest this one and the questions it has provoked but it was a lovely, enjoyable read.
#lmpbc
@DanaManiac @BookishBelle @Kdgordon88

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HeathHof
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Hey group👋 Checking in to see how everyone is doing and if you're enjoying your picks for this round so far if you've started. I've been working on the tagged book, which is really good so far! 🙂 #lmpbc
 @DanaManiac @Kdgordon88 @BookishBelle

BookishBelle I‘m glad it is good so far. I am reading my book for the other group I am in now. I‘ll start The Windup Girl next. 4mo
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NovelNancy
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An interesting take on a well known story. Ana is the wife of Jesus of Nazareth. Told from her point of view, it's a story about strong women most of whom who didn't have a voice. Since Ana is able to read and write, she records their experiences.

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 One of my favorite books of 2021 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
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kayleigh7747

What most sets you apart is the spirit in you that rebels and persists. It isn't the largeness in you that matters most, it's your passion to bring it forth.

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Kdgordon88
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#BeginsWith #Book

This one is on my #NYWD list. I probably won‘t get to it in January but intend to read off my list throughout the rest of the year.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard good things! 📚🙌🏻 5mo
Eggs Sounds so good 😊 5mo
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BennettBookworm
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OMG @Readergrrl THANK YOU!!! Happy New Year and happy #bestof2021swap!! These books look so exciting and I absolutely love this bookmark! And sketchbooks plus beautiful markers and pens are so perfect for me because I love journaling and drawing! So grateful for your thoughtfulness. Thank you @candority for organizing and I‘m wishing everyone a year ahead full of awesome books and memories!

Readergrrl I‘m so glad that you liked everything!! I had fun picking things out for you. I love these swaps and the opportunity it gives me to get to know new people. Have a very Happy New Year!! 6mo
candority Wonderful! 😊 6mo
BennettBookworm @Readergrrl same here! You too!! 6mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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This is easily the best book I‘ve read this year. I‘m really going to miss Ana, Yaltha, Tabitha, Diodora and so many other amazing characters in this story. I‘ve promised two of my neighbors that they could borrow my copy, but I‘d definitely love to reread it later ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi This one is sitting on my shelf to be read 8mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Rosé Friday with my neighbor ladies got cancelled at the last minute, so I‘m sharing it with this one. I get the wine, snacks and book. She gets most of the couch. It‘s a deal we made a long long time ago, and I wouldn‘t dare break it now.

Ruthiella Fair is fair! 🐶❤️ 10mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @Ruthiella exactly. Despite its thrashed appearance, we‘ve only had this new-to-us couch since May. I‘ve only been allowed enough space to stretch out a few times. Most of the time, it‘s hers. 10mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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I love finding my own name in books. Especially when it‘s spelled the same way my parents decided to spell it when they named me.

“They‘re even led by a woman, Skepsis, and there‘s a great reverence for God‘s female spirit. We prayed to her by her Greek name, Sophia.”

Moonprismpower You‘re in a book! You are famous now. 😁😉 10mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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“I am Ana.” I‘m only 10 pages in and I already really love Ana. Her relationship with her aunt, is the sort of relationship I hope to have with my nieces and nephews as they grow up. @ShyBookOwl

Angelwendymama I posted mine 10mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Thank you so much to @Mynameisacolour for this sweet early birthday surprise! I was expecting a book from the trade, which also came today just adding to the fun, but didn‘t recall trading anything else. It crossed my mind that this might be a birthday surprise but, just in case it was another trade book, I decided to open it so I could promptly send out a thank you so much 🥰

HeathHof Yay!🎉 You're welcome, Happy early birthday😁 10mo
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Yahui07
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I have not yet known how to describe my feeling of this book. Although initially I was not able to get into it, I started to enjoy it since 1/3 of the book. I like it over all but cannot say I love it.
The author‘s note of this book helps me understand this book as I keeps wondering if which part of the content is fictional or not when reading it.
4 or 4.5 stars of 5.

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Traci1
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I soldiered on (at 2.25 speed to get it done).
While the writing quality is stellar, and the narration was excellent, the story was just not my cup of tea at all. I was bored from start to finish and could not garner up one bit of concern for what happened to Ana in the end. I started to give this a so-so, but honestly I feel generous with the 2 stars, so...

I know I'm in the minority on this one. But, yeah, it was not for me. 🤷‍♀️

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Traci1
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I'm 1/3 of the way into this one, and I'm just not feeling it. I kept thinking that if I keep plugging along I'll get to a point where I love it as much as everyone else seems to. But 4 1/2 hours in, and I am not enjoying it. The audio narration is excellent, and the writing is fine, but it's just so boring. Should I soldier on?

swishandflick I tried this in print a while back and bailed after a couple of chapters. I definitely felt like I was in the minority at the time but I could just tell it was not for me. 11mo
Traci1 @swishandflick I wish I'd stopped a couple chapters in. It did not get better. 11mo
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️ I really disliked this book mainly because the author chose to portray Jesus as only a man playing a very domestic role. She makes him seem like a jerk in his relationship which is not the Jesus we know from the Bible. I felt like there was no reason to make the character of Ana married to Jesus since her story was so little affected by Jesus‘s ministry and crucifixion. I had a lot of issues with this one. This was my #doublespin No. 6 pick

KatieDid927 Yeah I felt like it didn‘t work at all. 12mo
mollyrotondo @KatieDid927 yeah it did not make sense. She should have just done a story about a woman from that time but have her be completely unrelated to Jesus. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks I haven't read this one, but from the synopsis & various reviews, it kind of feels like she decided to use Jesus more for the shock value than because it actually add something to her story. It just seems really disrespectful to me. 12mo
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mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks I thought it was very disrespectful. And yes it seemed like she related it to Jesus for shock value. She learns nothing from Jesus‘s ministry so I don‘t understand why bother making her his wife. And her portrayal of Jesus made him seem like every other jerk of a man. Not abusive or anything like that but just a jerk. It‘s like she decided to take religious historical figures and remove the divinity which doesn‘t work for Jesus. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes, it seems like there are many ways she could have told this story without using it as a way to attempt to un-deify Jesus/belittle someone many people believe to be God. Although I'm extra weird about it, probably, because in general I'm not a huge fan of historical fiction where the main character is an actual real person - it seems so presumptive for someone centuries later to decide what that person would have said/thought/done. 12mo
mollyrotondo @TheAromaofBooks exactly!!! It would have worked better to just have her be a more progressive woman during that era who maybe heard rumblings of a man named Jesus. But keep the story focused on a woman trying to have her voice be heard at that place and time. I don‘t like it either when the author uses a real person in historical fiction. Maybe an “inspired by” story but not whatever this is. 12mo
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alecia3dixie
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I picked this book up without knowing anything about it, I just liked the cover. To my surprise it was a Fictional Christian book. I am a Christian myself, tho I don't tend to read Christian books, I ended up really loving this one. I loved the take on if Jesus would have had a wife, I had never even thought about it. It was beautifuly written, and breathed so much life into Ana, his wife. How cool to be married to Jesus?? 5/5 stars

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Readergrrl
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Great story! I am an atheist, but don‘t really doubt that a man named Jesus, who preached love and was crucified during the the time of Herod Antipas, existed. The Romans were fastidious record keepers! I know some are appalled at Kidd‘s reimagination, but I find it appealing to think of Jesus as a real man, compelled to change his world for the better. It gives me more hope to think that if he could act this way, then maybe we all could! 4/5⭐️

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Reecaspieces
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Reecaspieces
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Eggbeater Nice job! 👏👏👏 I've been curious about this one. 13mo
Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 13mo
Reecaspieces @Eggbeater 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 13mo
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Reecaspieces @Andrew65 thanks!! 13mo
MidnightBookGirl I've enjoyed her books and this one sounds awesome!
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Reecaspieces @MidnightBookGirl it is different (as all her books are!) but it is sooo good 12mo
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BkClubCare
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Better than I expected? I didn‘t have low expectations, exactly; just wasn‘t sure. Call me hesitant. I am glad to have read it and expect lively discussions in both books club meetings in June. Loved the author notes, especially and think I will put ALL her books on my tbr.
Review on my blog: caresbooksandpie.com

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BkClubCare
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I need lessons on how to use my new kindle 🤣 I prefer to read books in print - hardcover first, tradeback second, audiobook 3rd, on my iPad 4th and sometimes juggle all at once. Starting this next for two bookclubs. I had forgotten that I bought it when it showed up on my library... “When did I do that?!”

Ruthiella My order preference is almost the same. 😀 I love it when I have access to print, ebook and audio all at the same time. That usually only happens with older books from the library, no wait list. 13mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - I do not like trying to time library holds! You think you‘ll have weeks til it arrives and then bam! And then I have to return it and wait weeks all over again. Sigh 13mo
Nutmegnc Sadly, my eyes no longer accommodate reading of paper books 😞but I love that reading in devices makes it so easy to get a good size 13mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - there are some fancy reading glasses 🤓 these days. Get your style on 😂 13mo
Nutmegnc @BkClubCare 😜🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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Cinfhen
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I really enjoyed this HF imagining of Jesus‘s fictional wife Ana. Nowhere in any scripture is a wife mentioned but SMK really created a character who felt very much alive and real. It was clear how much research and time went into the writing of this novel as the details & historical content were stunning. Book did drag in parts and at times felt arduous but I appreciated the full saga & meticulous care the author chose. #FoodAndLit #Israel

FelinesAndFelonies This is my #doublebookspin this month and I've picked it up twice and I just can't get into it. I've heard from so many people that this is a fantastic book. I don't want to call it a DNF but it might be a "not right now". 1y
Cinfhen I definitely think this book falls into a #MoodRead category @FelinesAndFelonies it‘s ok to set it aside...I do think the narration in the beginning helped me become invested, maybe you can find the audio to listen to, that might help! 1y
Crazeedi I have this book and when I opened it a couple months ago, I read the first couple pages and said, maybe not. Definitely think I have to be in the mood 1y
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TrishB I‘ll remember that! 1y
vivastory I had no idea that is what this book is about! The description reminds me a bit of this book by Naomi Alderman which I've been meaning to read 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for the reminder @vivastory I‘ve been meaning to read that book!!!! 1y
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Cinfhen
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I‘m LOVING this audio #FoodAndLit #Israel It‘s very much in the vein of The DoveKeepers & The Red Tent. Two other books I loved as well. If Biblical HF is your jam, pick up this book! Audio narration is wonderful ♥️🎧

Cinfhen @Butterfinger I think you‘d love this book 1y
TrishB You‘ve convinced me with naming those 2 books! I‘m not religious but like the historical fiction side 🤷‍♀️ I‘ll get to this soon. 1y
Megabooks I keep meaning to read this. Excited for your review! 1y
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Cinfhen It‘s definitely in your wheelhouse @TrishB 💜I think you‘ll be ok with this one @Megabooks as the writing, historical research and feminist arch will work for you 1y
Crazeedi I have this in my monstrous stack of #tbr, just haven't picked it up, now I'll have to move it up! 1y
Cinfhen I was thinking of tagging you @Crazeedi I DO THINK you‘d enjoy this book, too!! 1y
Butterfinger I can't wait to read it. 1y
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Cinfhen
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While my iPad charges, I‘ve started this one #FoodAndLit #Israel #HF

TrishB I have this one, be interested what you think as I never seem to get to it! 1y
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BookNAround
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When you look at the calendar and realize April 1 was a Thursday which means that your book club that Zooms on the 3rd Thursday of the month will meet this Thursday, you grab the month‘s book to start immediately. (Ugh!!! Will I ever be anything other than a last minute Louie?)

AmyG Oops! 1y
Aims42 LOL, “last minute Louie” - I‘m borrowing that one 😆 I hope your book is a good one!! 1y
Aims42 LOL “last minute Louie” - I‘m definitely borrowing that 😆 I hope you enjoy the book!! 1y
Megabooks Love that phrase! 1y
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mollyrotondo
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#MoviesinApril

The Book of Longings is on my TBR list. It is a fictional story about the wife of Jesus. I haven‘t read a Christian/religious story in a while so this seems like an interesting one that focuses on a woman other than Mary or Mary Magdalene. I thought it might be a good pairing with today‘s film.

AllisonM89 I want to know what you think of The Book of Longings. I actually started this one and set it aside. Wasn't what I felt like reading at the time.
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mollyrotondo @AllisonM89 oh interesting. I need to pick it up soon 1y
Klou Great pick!!! Haven't heard of this one before. 1y
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roseyreviews

Ignore this if I'm doing it wrong... First post here:

Kidd's book I am reading really focuses on historical religious figures and I got curious about how different priests, ministers, and such would think about such a book, so I wanted to run an idea by people...

What do you guys think about my asking religious leaders around me to read the book and interview them about what they think in regards to the similarities and differences?

Should I?

Come-read-with-me It sounds like an intriguing idea! Good luck! 1y
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TheSpineView
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#WindsofMarch @Eggs
Prompt: Longing

Eggs Great choice 🥳👏🏻 1y
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thewallflower0707
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I just know the most important (male) figures from the bible, so I was a bit skeptical. This book however is delightfully not about Jesus. He still plays a part, but the focus is much more on Ana and her female friends and the relationship they forge despite how terribly women were treated. The writing immediately captivated me.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

#suemonkkidd #novel #kindle

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Leelee08
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I‘m so excited to finally get this one from the library! Did anyone like this one?

Catherine_Willoughby Bail for me . Had audiobook edition 1y
Leelee08 @Catherine_Willoughby I have the audiobook too. I‘m ok with it right now, but it‘s dragging a little. 1y
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Cortg
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This book was really good! I love a strong female character. The story was well done and made Ana‘s character, Jesus‘s wife, very believable. She was well ahead of her time and it was interesting to see how she lived in such a male dominant era. We had a great book discussion this afternoon! ❤️

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Megabooks
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This is my “Steph” #botm box because she said, “You know you‘re getting something with your second account.” And dammit she was right! I got a member fav I‘d been eyeing for nearly a year. 😂😂📚

rsteve388 This was such a good read. I loved it on audio 1y
Megabooks @rsteve388 I almost just got the audio from the library. I just couldn‘t decide, and I already had the credit. 1y
Reviewsbylola I like to think I‘m always right. 😎 I got this one in august. Maybe I‘ll finally read it this month. 1y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Lololololol!! 😜😜 you understand the deep siren song of the blue box!! (edited) 1y
Reviewsbylola I don‘t even try to fight it anymore. 😂 1y
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Cortg
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My reading buddy tonight, and realistically most nights! I‘m really enjoying The Book of Longings!

JulietReads 🐶beautiful eyes😍 1y
ElizaMarie I love love love your ready buddy! So So cute!!! 1y
Soubhiville Great photo ❤️ 1y
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llcoolnate Boxer?? I love my boxer reading buddies 😍 1y
cozypunk That is the face of longing! 🥺😍 1y
Cortg @llcoolnate He‘s a rescue, we think English bulldog/beagle, maybe? We had a brindle boxer years ago and she was a character! @dandy.punk @Soubhiville @ElizaMarie @JuliaReads Thanks for the pup comments. He‘s my constant sidekick when I‘m home. 1y
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Traci1
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My library haul from yesterday. I'd been debating about getting the tagged book in my most recent #botm box, but ended up going with Infinite Country instead, so I was happy to find it at the outdoor pop-up library event. Displacement was my daughter's pick, but I'm planning to read it too.

Cortg I just started The Book of Longings and it's already so good! It's our book club pick to discuss next week so I hope it continues to hold my attention. I'm pretty sure it will! 1y
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BookInMyHands
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Set in the first century, Sue Monk Kidd imagines the wife of Jesus, a bold, scholarly woman who doesn‘t fit within the bounds of her culture.

I loved the story and I‘m looking forward to chatting with a friend who also just finished the story!

Fans of The Red Tent will definitely want to read this one.

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Lollymya
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ◼️ Still in a bit of a #bookhangover (Photo found online) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52698452 #bookspin #januarybookbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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One_With_Books
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I am not a religious person by any means. BUT this book took me by the heart. I couldn‘t stop reading it. The author did justice on every aspect of the characters. Images of them filling my mind, the settings coming to life. It was like she herself, was there during those trying times. The 4 years she did research to write the book was well shown. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi I have this on my kindle, need to get to it!! 1y
One_With_Books It was sooo good! 1y
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This is the last of my December #botm and I took awhile to finish my stack this time lol. This book got love it and hate reviews but the premise made me want to give it a try to see which camp I would fall in. So, I‘ll get to it and let you know 😊😊😊 #litsy #historicalfiction

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