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Goddesses, Books, and More

Yesterday I dropped off some more Goddess Mugs and their friends at Charis Books and More.  I'm not sure that most of the people that shop in a feminist book store are expecting to find hand made pottery but the mugs sell pretty well there and I love going in to shop and to visit with the women who run the store.

Future Relics Goddess Mug
Goddess Mug

Later when I was at Mudfire glazing pots we struck up a conversation about books, some people like to find their own books to read but I always want a recommendation.  Understand that I'm a slow reader, I want to really enjoy the book, I want to know the characters, I want to miss them when I'm finished.  I don't want to waist any time reading a bad book.  That's one of the reasons I can't even walk into one of the big box book stores, they overwhelm me with too many choices.  Even when they try to make customers comfortable it fails for me.  They just feel big, cold, and corporate.

I'm thankful for our small, local bookstores (who can order anything I want, even ebooks) and the small public library in the village.  They support me in so many ways.

What are you reading?

Speaking of reading, you should head over to Mudcolony and read some blogs there.

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  1. I am reading backroad trips of Florida and two painting books. I do like the small book stores. Years ago when I lived in San Francisco there was a bookstore in one of those triangular buildings with three floors of books of all kinds, I hope books don't become obsolete, I love them, especially the old ones. I like to go into the big box book stores to peruse all the magazines, don't even know where one is around here in this po-dunk town. Oh I just remembered there is a Poe book store in an old house in Crystal River I've driven by, I may just have to go in there one of these days

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    1. Linda, I doubt books will become obsolete but they may become much more electronic. Will you be taking any backroad trips yourself after reading that book?

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  2. Right now I am reading the e-book version of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, but you already knew that from reading my blog! I just finished book 2 of the Hunger Games. I didn't think I would like this series but I am enjoying it. Book 1 was better then 2, we shall see how the third plays out.
    Like you, I am often looking for recommendation for reading and sometimes it takes me awhile to get through a book.

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    1. I really liked The Poisonwood Bible, I hope you do too.

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    2. The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time favorite books.
      If you like Barbara Kingsolver, you might like Margaret Atwood. Not The Handmaid's Tale, so much - that's the one everybody is familiar with. My favorite is The Robber Bride.

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    3. Margaret Atwood is a great autor. I read Handmaid's Tale first not knowing any better but I still love her work.

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  3. Right now I am reading The Sociopath Next Door. It is very uncomfortable to learn that 25 percent of people literally have no remorse for wrong doing; and explains a lot about certain people we all come across in our lives who have destroyed lives via extremely bad behavior, or worse.

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    1. Oh, that doesn't sound like light reading at all, not something to read before bed either. I do imagine it's interesting.

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  4. PS, I love the mugs and love that they are selling well!

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  5. I just devoured Kingsolver's Flight Behavior...which I'd been listed on hold at the library for months. It's great, though was a bit slow starting for me. Excellent and worth every word! I love the goddess mugs!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I just finished that book the other night, it's got a very powerful message and lots of good questions which is typical of Kingsolver and why I enjoy reading her work.

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  6. Love that you have found a nice niche for your mugs. I mostly read light romantic novels - often by Irish authors - I find there is so much violence on TV and movies And the News, that I just can't read anything too dramatic.

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    1. That makes sense Anna. Since I don't own a TV I get sheltered from some of that violence but I don't want to spend a lot of time reading about it either. Sometimes something light is perfect.

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