I'm participating in By the Chapter on Jane Porter's Mrs. Perfect this week, with Marcia from the Printed Page.
I have only been able to read a few more chapters since I last hosted, which was enough time for Taylor to hit even more of a rock bottom...but also start to take things into her own hands.
I have to say, I really like the way the book club pick mirrored what was going on in so many people's lives. But it was really sad for me to read how these women had a hard time sharing their struggles with each other. What is the point of friendship if you can't talk about your hardships? I'm not saying it's easy...I think it is in fact very hard to share in the areas where we've failed. We as women and humans are so afraid to be less than perfect, which is of course the theme of this book! I know that sometimes we get to caught up in comparing ourselves to others, but I do think that I actually admire the people who are willing to be vulnerable about what is going on in their lives.
Do you have a hard time sharing about your weaknesses or hardships with others?
I also like that Taylor is swallowing her pride a bit for the sake of her family and finally getting wise to just how bad things are. I think is important character development, and will give her more a sense of self and self-confidence than all her previous striving did.