Saturday, June 10, 2006

SRC book of the week: The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

I'm only halfway through this book (not even really halfway) and SRC week two is over! Thus begins the slippery slope where instead of completing one book a week, I complete one every week and a bit!!! Argh! I am enjoying this book quite a bit though. I'm not overly familiar with the Old Testament but I'm enjoying this herstory of the Bible quite a lot. I imagine Diamant must have done an incredible amount of anthropological research to fit in so many details about women's daily lives so many centuries ago... Anyways, it's a nice tie-in to Midwives, since there is so much about birthiing and midwifery in it. Hopefully it will be done by the end of the weekend.

2 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I've read only good reviews about this book and so clearly I should add it to my Mount TBR!

Jocele said...

I'm reading this one right one now too and am enjoying it too. I keep flipping back to the genealogy chart at the beginning just to keep everyone straight, but am thinking I might have to pull out the Old Testament too.