“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” ~Edmund Burke
Hello! My name is Catherine Smith. I am a graduating senior in English Linguistics at Arizona State University and I am excited to kick-off NeW’s official Blog Book Club! The purpose of this book club is to bring fellow conservative women together through an online forum which will give us “space” to reflect and digest what we have been reading.
The book we will be discussing first is A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, by Wendy Shalit. Wendy Shalit received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Williams College in 1997. She has contributed to Commentary, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications. A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue was published by the Free Press in 1999. The response from young women around the world prompted her to launch the blog ModestlyYours.net, an online forum for women “who value modesty in its various forms.”
To be consistent, the NeW Blog Book Club discussions will always be posted on Tuesdays in preparation for the rest of the week. Comments, thoughts, and questions will be welcomed with open arms. Even if you are not currently reading the book, feel free to ask a question, or submit a killer-fact that could add to the discussion.
Here’s a teaser to get your thoughts on the modesty track. The Roman dictum “vestis virum facit” is often translated into the English, “clothes make the man.” What does this mean to you?