I had never read this book before reading it with my kids for our parent/child book club. I must say that it was not at all what I was expecting. I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I felt like I didn’t love the book as much as I was planning to. It’s a modern classic, after all. My kids loved it and I enjoyed it because they did, but overall I was not all that impressed. One of our favorite lines of any read aloud came from this book,
“If you have some liniment I’ll put it on my dignity,” Mrs Whatsit said, still supine. “I think it’s sprained…Have you ever tried to get to your feet with a sprained dignity?”
After we read this aloud, I found the graphic novel at our library. My 10 year old loved it! She usually doesn’t share my affinity for graphic novels.
Oh, my heart. If you need a reminder to hug your loved ones tight today and not take a moment with them for granted, read this book. Right now. The true account of Sonali and her family, who were hit by the tsunami in Sri Lanka in 2004. This is a beautiful, heartbreaking glimpse into the disaster, and the shock and grief she experienced. #bookstagram #booksilove #booksofinstagram
Do you suppose it matters to our Heavenly Father whether your makeup, clothes, hair, and nails are perfect? Do you think your value to Him changes based on how many followers you have on Instagram or Pinterest? Do you think He wants you to worry or get depressed if some un-friend or un-follow you on Facebook or Twitter? Do you think outward attractiveness, your dress size, or popularity make the slightest difference in your worth to the One who created the universe?
He loves you not only for who you are this very day but also for the person of glory and light you have the potential and the desire to become.
This is a journey I have been on for my whole life, and one I hope to be able to leave behind me, at least to some extent. Reading Love Idol was about 50 steps in the right direction.
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