I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
A coming-of-age, quirky story about the Brontes' last surviving ancestor, and the scavenger hunt her dead father sets for her from beyond the grave.
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.
Considering the lower Goodreads rating on this book (3.01 out of 5), I didn't have high hopes for this story. I ended up devouring it...
Once published in Depression-era America, The Prophet provided an Arabian escapism. And by the late '50s, the book sold a million copies. To this date, it's estimated that 100 million copies have been sold since its publication.
It's part coming-of-age, part feminine awakening.
This was a fun, quirky, and satirical read. I don't normally go for these sorts of books and don't find "funny" books funny, but this one had me laughing at points.
I learned a ton, starting with saliva is basically filtered blood. Loved the author's voice, which was witty and amusing, without being forced
Well-written and thought-provoking, The Scent Keeper is the read you didn't know you needed.
The Morning they Came for Us is one of those books you don't read, but experience. If you're human, you will feel, and you will feel deeply. I recommend setting aside time to both read and take breaks to reflect while reading, especially with the descriptions of torture and violence.