first thoughts on a-t-o-t-c

Feb 17, 2011

first thoughts on a-t-o-t-c

I curled up in bed this afternoon with Annesley and finished reading A Tale of Two Cities. The last 30 pages were delicious. I had a million other things to do, but instead I took the time to savor the ending of this great book while Annesley snoozed beside me.

Right now, I want to scream, “YES!!!”

YES! to the heroism.

YES! to the worth of souls.

YES! to the unnoticed goodness in the world.

It took a while for me to get in to this book…like 140 pages or so…but I have been intoxicated with it since. To all of you who have started and not finished…trust me…it is completely and totally worth it…FINISH IT!

Ideas I want to discuss with my colloquia group?






Class warfare

True love of the human soul

Mental illness

Survival strategies

Has France recovered from her revolution(s)?

Has healing grown in that land or is it tortured still?

Power of law

Rule of law

Power of kindness


Responsibilities of leaders

What could have changed the course of the French Revolution?

Ahh, I want to pick it up and reread it all over again tonight!

That is the sign of a good book!

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  1. OH my goodness, I just finished this book this past year and love, loved it. I love the idea of the daughter being a golden thread that has woven itself through and tied together so many lives. And the goodness and power of love in all its forms.

  2. Thanks so much for this post. I read about 100 pages in and then let it go a few years ago because I hadn’t found it interesting enough. I will give it another go!

    • tracy

      If I didn’t have to lead two colloquia on it, I would have let it go as well. I’m so glad I finished it. It is now one of my favorites!