Bookies Book Club Review of Pope Joan
Tonight was our September Book Club meeting. It was Laura’s pick for location and she chose a potluck camp fire at her home. I love how each Book Club member gets a month to pick where to meet and the different places we get to try!
Tonight’s review was on Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. I had read this book prior to it being chosen for Book Club and I was anxious to see what the Bookies thought of it as well. We had a good discussion about women who lived in the time of Pope Joan and how different it is from where we are today as women – it is almost hard to fathom a time when women were considered good for nothing other than making babies and keeping a home. Yet, we know this is a part of our history.
“A woman’s long hair is the net wherein satan catches a man’s soul.” ~ Pope Joan page 11
Over all this book rated an above average read for us. Most of the group enjoyed the historical value of the book and while a few counted the book as having a slow beginning, all agreed that once it got going it was hard to put down until the very end.
The weather had cleared from a rainy afternoon to a cool but not cold evening. The review around the camp fire was a real treat!
October is our classic month. We will be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty White.