What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature on It’s A Reading Thing. It’s fairly straight forward. Just answer a few simple questions about the book you are currently reading and the post it. If you use the image above, please make sure you link it back to It’s A Reading Thing.
How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
Michal by Jill Eileen Smith
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
“Oh… we must do something, Jonathan. Do you hear what the men are saying? The whispers, the confusion. They’re talking about deserting me.”
“We need someone to take up the challenge.” Abner touched one hand to his pate, smoothing the sparse brown hair.
“I could go, Father.” Jonathan spoke the words with resignation. If he died in the process, so be it.
Silence. Then a guttural wail. “No!” Saul jumped to his feet, banging his head on the tent’s ceiling post. “I will not allow my son, heir to my throne, to be butchered by that – that – heathen pig.”
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
I may be a fan of biblical stories, but as a woman, I have no desire to have existed back then for any other reason than to witness the actual events unfold for myself. Women were considered property and honestly, the time in which Michal lived was an extremely violent one and she was fortunate to not have been killed. As the daughter to King Saul and later, the wife of King David, she would have been an easy target for someone who wanted to cause trouble. Besides, I may not be a lovey dovey kind of person, but I am also not the kind who would tolerate my husband having several wives.