Gillion over at Rose City Reader is the host for Book Beginnings, Freda over at Freda's Voice is the host for The Friday 56 and Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict is the host for Book Blogger Hop. Go and check them out, you could find your next book there.
A Long Walk to Water - Linda Sue Park
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins
as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds
in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching
water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two
trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost
boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they
search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every
hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with
killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on
to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.
My Book Beginning....
Going was easy.
Going, the plastic container held only air. Tall for her eleven years, Nya could switch the handle from one hand to the other, swing the container by her side, or cradle it in both arms.
Salva sat cross-egged on the bench. He kept his head turned toward the front, hands folded, back perfectly straight. Everything about him was paying attention to the teacher - everything except his eyes and his mind.
This book is my book clubs choice for December. It is only 120 pages, so it will be a fast read. Already I am intrigued as to how these 2 children will cross paths. As they are both in different places at different years. Nya is from 2008 and Salva is from 1985.
The Friday 56.....
"If you give them your water, you will not have enough for yourself!" the same voice shouted. "It is useless - they will die, and you will die with them!"
Book Blogger Hope Question.....
Are you a blogger that only has
reviews on your blog or do you feature giveaways and
attention-attracting posts such as personal and bookish posts?
I do reviews of the books I read, I don't do giveaways and I do posts about the crafts I work on, along with pictures of my family. It's like the description of my blog on the header says, it's the Ramblings of my Life.