Friday, June 28, 2013

Book Beginnings: Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.

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MR. LINKY: Please leave a link to your post below. If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.

UPDATE: SORRY FOR THE MISSING LINKY. OPERATOR ERROR. I WILL GET IT FIXED BY NEXT WEEK. THANKS FOR LEAVING YOUR LINK IN THE COMMENTS.

MY BOOK BEGINNING



The great malady of the twentieth century, implicated in all of our troubles and affecting us individually and socially, is "loss of soul."


-- Care of the Soul:: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore.

I've read a couple of his other  books, but never this first one in his "Soul" series.  This one is certainly making me think.



20 comments :

pagesofjulia.com said...

Mine is sort of a counterpoint to yours today. :) The Happy Atheist by PZ Myers begins here.

Happy Friday!

Lindsay said...

Hi Gilion, I'm not sure if it's my computer but I can't see the linky list, so I'm posting my link here, I hope that's ok? http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/book-beginnings-2.html
Thanks for hosting book beginnings.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I couldn't see the linky here...so here's my link:

http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/book-beginnings-the-friday-56-let-me-go-june-29/

(Curl up and Read)

Jasmyn Novachek said...

Mine comes from a Middle Grade book I'm reading with my daughter. It sounds like it's off to a gory start - put trust me - it really isn't at all.

http://hotofftheshelves.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginnings-on-friday-4.html

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

Here is my link to Book Beginnings:

http://bookdilettante.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginningsfriday-56-ninefold-heaven.html

The book is THE NINEFOLD HEAVEN by Mingmei Yip, an adventurous historical novel about three witty women in 1930s Shanghai.

Catherine Healey said...

Happy Friday, everyone...here's the book I'm reading at the moment:

http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/friday-focus-friday-56-and-book_28.html

Juli Rahel said...

I think I sort of agree, especially if you equate 'soul' with 'passion'. Not enough people are passionate enough about what they do and that just makes for lackluster living! Thanks for hosting, here's my post with 'Atlas Shrugged'.
http://universeinwords.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/this-friday-atlas-shrugged.html
Juli @ Universe in Words

Abbi Hart said...

Here's mine!
http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2013/06/friday-memes-628.html

Vonnie R said...

Wow, what a descriptive opener.

My post

Carin Siegfried said...

I loved my book this week! Here's the link to my first line post: http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginnings-ready-player-one.html

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I can only say that I agree with this statement. Empathy and caring seem to have been lost along the way. My Book Beginning is here: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/2013/06/6282013-friday-book-blogger-hop-and.html

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Sorry, I'm running late today. Here's my post:
http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/beginning-with-broken-heart.html

Bev Hankins said...

I didn't realize that Moore was 20th Century...not sure why I thought he was earlier.

Here's My Friday Post

guiltless reader said...

I read this a while back ...not so sure I really got it :P

guiltless reader said...

Oh and my post is here:

http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/06/friday-56-bookbeginnings-tragedy-of.html

Donna Sexton said...

The Night Circus and here's my link
http://dmlsexton.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginnings-night-circus.html


Level 1 Homemaker said...

http://level1homemaker.blogspot.com/2013/06/book-beginnings-mouse-in-mountains.html

:)

William Stanger said...

This looks like an interesting read. Here is my Friday post.

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

http://ilikebigbooksblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/book-beginnings-the-friday-56-11/

Pooch said...

It must be quite a thought-provoking read. Mine is set in your area, the Pacific Northwest.
http://yarnknitreadlit.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-lost-art-of-mixing.html

:)

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