Hola from Honduras!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
** Please note I am not choosing a winner this past week as I am out of the country – however when i return I will post a winner for this past week as well as this week on next Mondays post.
I am still in Honduras during this Monday! What Are You Reading post but of course still want all of you to link up your posts so when I return I can drool over all your books. 😀
I am reading while I am here (I am actually typing up this post from my room in Tegucigalpa, Honduras) but have yet to finish an entire book. What I am really working on reading right now is a book I actually picked up in Houston Texas airport (yes, I know… I brought three books with me!) called A Long Way Home by Ishmael Beah…. and uhhh…. WOW. This one will be quite the review upon my return home this next weekend.
This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone’s civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare. Beah’s harrowing journey transforms him overnight from a child enthralled by American hip-hop music and dance to an internal refugee bereft of family, wandering from village to village in a country grown deeply divided by the indiscriminate atrocities of unruly, sociopathic rebel and army forces. Beah then finds himself in the army—in a drug-filled life of casual mass slaughter that lasts until he is 15, when he’s brought to a rehabilitation center sponsored by UNICEF and partnering NGOs. The process marks out Beah as a gifted spokesman for the center’s work after his “repatriation” to civilian life in the capital, where he lives with his family and a distant uncle. When the war finally engulfs the capital, it sends 17-year-old Beah fleeing again, this time to the U.S., where he now lives. (Beah graduated from Oberlin College in 2004.)
I will be reading your posts as I can – I do not have internet in some of the places we are traveling too and the days are full so I do not have my usual coffee and blog hop time that I usually do, however if I do not get around to you this week know I will be back and active next week! 😀
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