Kimberly (2wanda) wrote in knitmeayarn,

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a long way gone

I would like to read the book A Long Way Gone sometime soon. I haven't bought the book yet, but it is selling on Amazon for $13.20. It is written by a young man, Ishmael Beah, who was boy soldier in the Sierra Leone civil war. This book interests me not only because it is highly praised as "A breathtaking and unselfpitying account of how a gentle spirit survives a childhood from which all innocence has suddenly been sucked out. It's a truly riveting memoir" (Time Magazine), but also because I'm constantly fascinated by the ability of human beings, especially children, to overcome difficult circumstances, trauma, and even war.

If anyone is interested in reading this at the same time I do, and making it an online bookclub topic, I'm game.
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I've ordered it and expect to receive it Thursday.
Already! I guess I'd better get on it then!
*chuckle* I'm slow. Take your time.
BTW - what are the plans for PaulyWog's birthday?
Very quiet. I'm taking palecur and rjray out to La Fondue for dinner Saturday night. I had been thinking we'd do something significantly bigger, but I was feeling very stressed over all the stuff going on this month (big, important, scary things at work that are fabulous, but involve a lot of work) and this seemed wonderful.