One thing that I’ve wanted to do is read books. Over the years… I’ve purchased a couple of Basketball books that I’ve wanted to read when I have time. One thing that I’ve never really done is read. I should. Why don’t I start now.
In my previous 101 list I had a goal to read one book a month for 6 months straight. I did pick up “A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah that was really good. I finished it in 3 days. I did not want to put it down.
A gripping story of a child’s journey through hell and back.
There may be as many as 300,000 child soldiers, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s, in more than fifty conflicts around the world. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. He is one of the first to tell his story in his own words.
In A LONG WAY GONE, Beah, now twenty-six years old, tells a riveting story. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. This is, at last, a story of redemption and hope.
Then I broke the chain and I need to start this task again. It’s pretty simple. I just have to read one book a month and do that for 6 Months straight.
Book 1/6: April 2020 is Shoe Dog shown below: