220 Followers
244 Following
LindaHilton

Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 391/766 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
Progress: 20 %

Reading progress update: I've read 77 out of 262 pages.

Ceremony (text only) by L. M. Silko - Leslie Marmon Silko

Later on, Tayo wondered if she liked it that way, going to church by herself, where she could show the people that she was a devout Christian and not immoral or pagan like the rest of the family.  When it came to saving her own soul, she wanted to be careful that there were no mistakes.

 

p. 77.

 

 

Tayo is half Laguna and half white; he has no idea who his Anglo father is.  His mother brought shame to the whole family, but especially to her sister, his Auntie, who is a convert to Catholicism. 

 

The conflicts in the book are as tangled as a spider's web, internal and external, cultural and spiritual.  Not an easy book to read.