Thursday, April 7, 2011

Book Beginnings: April 8, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages
How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be here at A Few More Pages every Friday.

I've been waiting for quite a while to read Lisa Shannon's A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman. It is the third book for me that centers on someone involved with Women for Women.
From the Author's Note:
"This is a true story. In a place as extreme as the Congo, there is no need to make anything up."


From Chapter One:
"The calls come during the remote, panic-inducing hours of morning. I scramble for my cell phone; a number beginning 011-243-99 appears on my caller ID. Congo calling."

There are parts of this book that are tough to read, but I think that's important.

6 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

Sounds like an intense one. Good beginnings!

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-beginnings-on-friday_08.html

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, this sounds...chilling! Hope you're enjoying it.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

The Book Gatherer said...

Wow - that's an opening. A lovely cover for the book as well!

Here's my beginning:
http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-beginningson-friday_08.html

Anne Bennett said...

Do review this book. It sounds amazing.

Darlyn said...

Congo calling - sounds mysterious! LOL

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bev--It is intense, review will be posted today

Laurel-Rain--I am enjoying it, but not loving it

Book Gatherer--I do like the cover, it's intimate, but tells a story

Anne--I will definitely review it, I am almost finished

Darlyn--Congo calling... on so many levels