I love my pile of books waiting to be read! Each carefully selected and generally purchased with money earned from selling my handicrafts. Very special books indeed.
I have just finished reading The Rebel's Hour - I picked up this book from the Bangkok Airport while in transit on the way home from East African in February. It's been a slow read as I often go to bed when my eyes are so tired they just want to sleep, but I try and read anyway. It was a insightful book; a complicated story of the life of a soldier in the Congo. I chose it because I really want more of an insight into the Congo, and to understand more of its history. It gave me a lot to think about, and was certainly a worthwhile read.
The hardest thing about finishing a book is deciding which one to read next!
Well, I chose a book along a similar theme of life in a war zone in Africa, but this book is They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky - the true story of three Lost Boys from Sudan. I got this book recently from a workmate, she thought I might like to read it. I would really like to understand more of the history of Sudan, and I think a story like this will be very insightful for me. In fact I hope it continues to deepen my heart for the people of Sudan - I work with an incredible woman from Sudan, and her life story is profoundly challenging but full of faith, hope and love. I love that I can learn as I read. I also love that I can walk in the shoes of another; I'm captivated and engaged.
I love that I have been blessed with education that enables me to read and to explore the world through books. I really want to make the most of my love for books, and to be willing to constantly learn and grow from the writing of others!