Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Over there...

On the right I started a little box called "Some things you might like". From time to time I'll add items to it that I think you like. They'll always be things I've read, tried, or used, and when I can, I'll try and review them.

Currently I have up the Twilight saga, and I think that most people are probably pretty familiar with it by now, but I will say I loved the books, and I'm a guy. I do have 4 daughters, so maybe that rubbed off a little bit, but I've always been able to accept a feminine side of nature, and just because I'm masculine doesn't mean I have to run around beating on my chest or blowing things up all the time (now and then is good!).

The other book I have linked is: Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess.

T
his was a really good book. The title sums it up pretty well, but it is based on a true story. The author was an attorney, who for most of the book works for a large record label firm. She got invited one night to attend a gathering of sorts, and though she was nervous she agreed to go with her friend. From there things are interesting, she learns some of the truth behind magic and witchcraft, and women in general. She's unsure about many parts of it, and does a lot of research about lots of the things she learns and experiences. In the end she comes to embrace the divine nature that is inherent in all of us.

Its a great story, and very moving. I kept discussing various parts of the book with my wife, and after a few days she even said, "Since when are you such a women's rights activist?". I had learned a lot about some women's issues I had never considered before, and was disturbed by some of them. I had never been an activist, but I guess I had been more vocal. We had to hash out that comment for awhile, since I've always been in favour of her staying home with the kids, or anything else that she told me she wanted to do.

The book will get you thinking, and I hope you enjoy it as much I did. If you read it, or have read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

3 comments:

kasabiangirl said...

Twilight was amazing...Now I have to read Book of Shadows..Sounds interesting!

Couldn't agree more about the running around beating on your chest thing that guys do :)

Rainysoul said...

I hope you like it! :)

*does a Tarzan impression* Sorry, couldn't resist.

Michelle said...

I really think there's a lot of masculinity to relate to in Twilight as well. I think males should read the book not just to get a better understanding of women, but also to get a better understanding of themselves - both the dark and light sides. And it never hurts to gather intelligence about women are craving - in a book and in life. ;-)