Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wonderful Women's Wednesday!

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite
authors, Sue Monk Kidd!

How many of you have read
The Secret Life Of Bees?
The Mermaid Chair?
Travelling with the Pomegranates?

When I am on vacation, I love to read.
I have an assortment on the go.
I ask many of my friends for their suggestions.

I picked up this one, and have ordered more.
It's a must for anyone my age going through life's journey.
Many of us have grown up in churches circles,
and have put hours of volunteer service,
into our churches, families, schools and communities.

Now that my children have grown older,
I've asked myself many questions.
This book is one of those meat-tasting books.
I read one chapter a day and made many notes.
Thank-you Martha for your suggestion.
Martha is an internet friend..
I'm hoping to meet her later in April!

Sue Monk Kid challenges women our age to take time.
Taking time to be who we were meant to be.
She will challenge you to let go of your stuff.
She makes you think and takes you through
the stages of life in an extraordinary way....

She is on my top list of Women authors for this week.
Who is your favorite female author and why do you admire her?


  1. Thank for the recommendation, Marg. I've read two of those books and will lok for the one pictured. I'm in need of a good read and a little inspiration/wisdom right now. Sometimes we women don't remember that letting something go is just as responsible as taking something up.
    I like Jane Gardam an awful lot - her writing is really very good. I also enjoy any of the historical fiction of Philippa Gregory.

  2. I haven't read Kidd but I'm always happy to get a little review. I've seen her books at Goodwill and was wondering...
    Two of my favorite female authors or dear 3 of my favorite female authors right now are Elizabeth Goudge, Dorothy Sayers, and L.M. Montogomery. I had never read the Anne of Green Gables Series and finally did this past year. What a delight! Enjoy your day Marg!

  3. I haven't read any of these books Marg but now want to. Don't know if I have a favorite female author..I like many.

  4. I will add this to my must read list. I loved 'Secret Life of Bees'. Favorite female author ? Hmm...L.M. Montgomery, Betty Smith, who wrote 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' in 1943, Jodi Picoult and Patti Digh who wrote 'Life is a Verb'. These are just a few off the top of my head. Happy Reading to all !

  5. Thank you Marg. . I'm going to seek this book ..I feel like I could really use some wise life lessons right now.

  6. How fun to get recommendations from friends! I have never read any Sue Monk Kidd books...but now I will.

    Here's an amazing story by an incredible woman..."The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls. She hid her life story for decades...but now put it on paper. She somehow survived and thrived despite a childhood of nightmares! That's my pick for this Wednesday's wonderful woman author.

    Can I borrow Sue Monk Kidd when you're done?

  7. I remember reading SMK in Guidepost magazine before she became a novelist. She has had an interesting life and has been very open with her life's journey.

    Favorite women authors: Madeline L'Engle and Jean Kerr. L'Engle's non-fiction and fiction rev up my thinking, and Jean Kerr's humorous books from the 1950-60's are the thinking women's version of Erma Bombeck. She shaped my sense of humor, and for that I am deeply grateful.


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