June’s Book

This was a very emotional and touching novel that I read last summer. Recommendations are high for this book.

Linton Springs' Book Club

UNorthodox

Unorthodox

By: Deborah Feldman

Discussion Date: Friday, June 28th
Discussion Leader: Joan

From Deborah Feldman’s Website:
In this arresting memoir about growing up in—and ultimately escaping from—a strict Hasidic community, Deborah Feldman reveals what life is like trapped within a religious sect that values silence and suffering over individual freedoms.

The Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism is as mysterious as it is intriguing to outsiders. Unorthodox sheds new light on this subculture through one woman’s harrowing tale of repression and self-discovery.

Raised in the cloistered world of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim, Deborah Feldman struggled as a naturally curious child to make sense of and obey the rigid strictures that governed her daily life. From what she could read to whom she could speak with, virtually every aspect of her identity was tightly controlled.

Married at age seventeen to a man she had only met for thirty minutes, and denied a…

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Every time you click ‘Like’, an Author writes a sentence

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Miscreant Thoughts and Lesser Things

Greetings my fellow miscreants & a special hello to the followers of my writers blog (yes I’m being lazy and doing one entry for both).

Today’s blog post is of the utmost importance – it involves Facebook, Likes and Beer (never a good combination I know). I have discovered, from minutes of semi research that if I put the words “Facebook” and “Like” together in a sentence begging for you to please do so. Most of the time your eyes will glaze over and you will move to the next dancing kitten video.

I am tempted to say “Every time you click a like, and author writes a sentence” but somehow I suspect my readers & followers want a little more explanation than that.

In truth, Likes for upcoming and Indie authors are important. The reason is because it does a few things.  It is assumed (most of the time)…

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Determination Vs Sleep

It was 1:08am when I finished writing Chapter 5 for My Night Breeze. It felt like it was going to take twenty minutes tops to finish this chapter(I stated at 1pm in the afternoon). I was so tired but when the clock struck midnight I knew I couldn’t allow this chapter to best me. I’m the writer, right? I know the story better than anyone else…this should be easy.

More than glad to be done with this chapter because now the fun truly begins. Lots of clues and hints that were dropped in the prior chapters will now make sense and give the reader that ‘oh yeah!’ response. Excited to continue the writing journey for the day.

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.

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