Posted by: chlost | February 4, 2012

Good Reading

The past several days I’ve done quite a bit of reading. When I don’t have free access to a computer, I tend to read.

There was at least one book that I stumbled upon and can recommend enthusiastically. My mood lately has been to read pretty simple fare….nothing too political, depressing, or convoluted. An enjoyable read is what I’ve needed.

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (by Rhoda Janzen) fit the bill wonderfully. It is a memoir of a woman who-you guessed it- grew up in the Mennonite religion. As she describes it, the Amish broke away from the Mennonites because they felt that the Mennonites were too liberal.Ā  But, she states, “A liberal Mennonite is an oxymoron if ever there was one”.

Believe me, this is no religious tract. This woman is no religious prude. She is funny, irreverent, and very, very intelligent. I laughed out loud through a good portion of the book, and by the time I was half done with it, I said to myself “I want this woman for a friend.”

I picked this book up on a whim from Target. It’s now a favorite.



  1. That sounds really good – I’ll look for it. I’m on a reading kick, and just finished “The Mermaid Chair” (Sue Monk Kidd). Good, but also heart-wrenching.

    • I really liked the Mermaid Chair, but it was hard to read at times. I go on reading kicks, then don’t read much at all for a while.


    Award time Chlostie! šŸ™‚

  3. Thank you. I will look for it. šŸ™‚

    • Let me know what you think.

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