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Pending List3 | #5 of 101 | Read Left To Right + Flip Pages | 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days

Friday, July 29th, 2016

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.

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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 again.

Book #1 | The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin  Started Saturday July 30th, 2016

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I’m excited to read this book.  Looks like a great little read to get the project going.  The book also includes a “Start Your Own Happiness Project Guide”.

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I will give my comments when I’m done with it.

Next Up:  The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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