Friday, December 11, 2015


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

Product Description(
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? 

My Answer.....
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.  


  1. What a sad story! But I am caught up in wondering what happens to these two....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. I've seen this book a time or two, but your beginning and 56 really caught my attention. I'm adding it to my list.

  3. I've seen this book around and even had a chance to meet the author and hear her speak but still haven't read it. I'll be eager to hear what you think. This week I am spotlighting The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan and Once Shadows Fall by Robert Daniels. Happy reading!

  4. Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I hope you enjoyed it. :)

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  5. Sounds like this could be a difficult and moving story to read. I'd like to learn more about this part of the world.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  6. I read a book similar to this years ago and it was too sad in parts for me. Even though it sounds interesting I am not sure I can handle another book with a similar story. Happy Friday!

  7. This is one of those books I'd not even glance at without a recommendation and I'd be missing a wonderful story:) Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Sounds like a highly emotional read, I like those though.
    Happy weekend!

  9. Good on your ramblings. :)

    Have a good rest of your weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
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  10. Sounds sad and I would probably pass on it, but thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

  11. That sounds like an interesting book that I might actually check out. Hope you have a great week!

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