Striking Similarities Yet
Distinct Differences. . .
Lessons Learned in History
Post Number 3
November 2022 Gratitude Challenge
It was not my original intent to write a book report as my third entry for this month’s ActiveRain Challenge. But things happen, right?
Why it matters: It’s a hefty book. In size as well as in the context of its content. I put it aside. Multiple times. And, since it was checked out from my local library, it needed to be renewed. More than once. This caused a literary interruption as I discovered other books in the interim.
From the start of Ms. Goodwin's book, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep track of important details in its more than 800 pages. Would I remember this person. Or that situation. Admittedly, I sensed uncertainty underfoot more than once.
However, I found both striking similarities as well as some distinct differences from where we are now as well as from our past. Not a new thought for me but it's good to see a lesson explored so well. Connection continues to bring things t0gether from different parts of life.
I am grateful for having read the book as I am for continuing to learn new perspectives. In addition, a feeling of accomplishment is a sign that thankfulness needn't be so novel. As for recommending it, I will leave that up to you.
As you have seen, this isn't exactly a book report although I did consider a pop quiz as a closing. Just for some Pre-Thanksgiving fun. And that day is quickly approaching.
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