Monday, December 7, 2009

ReBooWee: End of first week

Hi fellow ReBooWee participants. It is the end of week one and I am anxious to hear how it went for you.

I have to admit, without the pressure of ReBooWee and the accountability to all of you, I would not have made the time to read. I would have spent the time watching t.v. or surfing the Internet.

I am so glad I spent the time reading instead. I finished an inspiring book called, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a true story about a young African boy who couldn't afford a secondary (Jr. High/High school) education, but read books on electricity and through perseverance and hard work built a windmill out of scrap parts that eventually changed his life and that of his village.

There was a quote in the book that not only applied to William Kamkwamb's story, but to our first week of ReBooWee, "If you want to make it, all you have to do is try."

I tried and I did it! Now I am already looking forward to finishing another book this week.

Were you able to finish a book? If so what did you read? Can you share one sentence about the book?

If you didn't get to finish a book, it's not too late to get involved. This is a brand new week, so jump on board and see what happens.

Happy Reading!


Patricia Stoltey said...

Yay! Thanks to ReBooWee and the big snow dump, I finished reading a top-notch thriller with a kick-ass heroine. Jamie Freveletti's Running from the Devil begins: "Emma Caldridge went to sleep in first class on a British Airlines flight from Miami to Bogota and woke sixty seconds before the plane was downed in the Colombian jungle." I loved this book so much I didn't want it to end.

saschup said...

I'm late to sign up, but I want to do this. (Thanks for the heads-up, Patricia!) I'm not usually a fan of spiritual books, but I came across this on and ordered it. It's called, "Your Life is Your Message" by Eknath Easwaran. It's simple and has some interesting parables. I'll report back next week!

Kerrie said...

Pat, great opening to a book.
Saschup, welcome aboard and I can't wait to hear more about your book.

Happy Reading.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

A great book, about post-war Guernsey after the German Occupation.

Mason Canyon said...

I'm finishing Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs. I had planned to have it finished before today, but you know how plans go (usually out the window). It's been a good read about three strong ladies pulling together in business and friendship, not to mention solving murders.

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying reboowee and am thinking of continuing this plan throughout 2010! I finished two books this week: "In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & The World It Made" by Norman F. Cantor, a historical look at how the bubonic plague, affected and changed the medieval world, paving the way for the Renaissance. This book answers some of the lesser known plague questions and brings forth different theories on the biological origins of diseases. My 2nd book was an audiobook, Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" read by British actor Simon Prebble, this Victorian classic is formed on the basis of geology, mineralogy, adventure travel, Icelandic volcanoes, and an imaginative story. Happy Reading, Sarah

Kerrie said...

Business, friendship & murder? It doesn't get much better than that.

Two books?? Wow. I barely finished one. I am so glad you are inspired by ReBooWee.

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