Sunday, November 29, 2009

And two more reviews

Now I'll be almost caught up with my reviews, just one left to do I think. I don't usually like to group them, but I'm afraid that if I don't then they just won't get done...

The first book I'd like to tell you about is an anthology of Native American Songs and Poetry, edited by Brian Swann. I picked this up during our Boston holiday at the beginning of the year and I thought that the month of November would be a good time to go through it. It's a very short book but even so I admit that there were some poems that I just skimmed through. I think they are probably more beautiful actually voiced in a fitting atmosphere... Some were ancient folk poems and some were more recent works which included a lot of stereotyping and racial issues, for example one called How to Write the Great American Indian Novel. I preferred the ancient ones, they referred mostly to nature and were written for specific Gods or for specific spiritual reasons. Still, I was expecting to be more touched by them than I was...

And since it's Thanksgiving month, for those of you who are Buffy fans, didn't you love Anya's explanation of Thanksgiving as a ritual sacrifice? Brilliant! :-)^

Hope all of you who celebrate the holiday had a good time. I don't celebrate, but I do make sure to think about all the things I'm thankful for anyway.

Challenges: A-Z Challenge, Every Month is a Holiday


And a quick word about the second book I finished in the past few days, Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. Oh Anne, how I love you! There's not much to say, really, except what I always say, which is 'read this series if you still haven't!' Beautiful books and my collection of the entire series, received for my name day when I was 12 or 13, is a perfect way of trying to read more books in Polish.

Challenges: 999 Challenge, Celebrate the Author

1 comment:

Lezlie said...

Happy Holidays, Joanna!