>The Beloved by Kahlil Gibran

>The Beloved,Kahlil Gibran

I love Kahlil Gibran. He had such an amazing way with words. He also loved love. As the blurb on the back of this book says…

“For Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931), love was a way – perhaps the supreme way – of achieving self-realization and completeness as a human being.”

Essentially – Gibran was a romantic at heart. I’m totally one of those sappy gals who loves being in love. This book is right up my alley.

This here is a short (about 100 page long) collection of some of his writings, short stories, and poems revolving around love. If you are ever in the mood for some poetry, or for something beautiful and profound-sounding, read Gibran. His most famous work is The Prophet, which I HIGHLY recommend.

My favorite story in this book was probably “Rose al-Hani”, in which a woman defends her choice to leave the rich husband that showered her with wealth and riches for the poor man she truly falls in love with. I actually read it outloud (but quietly) to myself, because it just sounds good that way. Several of these stories also kind of ranted against the materialism of people, and that’s something I can always get behind.

Again, you should read Gibran. He’s awesome. And this book is definitely worth the read. Especially aloud to yourself if you’re alone and don’t mind feeling a little silly.

Sarah Says: 4 stars

And NOW… time to start my 3rd book of the readathon – not sure if it’s going to be Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, or a re-read of Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. Hmmmmm…


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