As is three-meme Fridays.
Without much ado, Book Blogger Hop's question for today is an interesting one:
“Highlight one book you have received this week (for review, from the library, purchased at the store, etc.) that you can’t wait to dig into!”
A few weeks ago I received an email asking if I'd consider reviewing a memoir about 9/11. I still remember the horror I felt when I realized that what I was seeing on TV was real, and not some trailer of a war movie.
Can you believe that a decade has passed since that fateful day? Here is a story about how Artie Van Why's life changed That Day In September. I'll be reading it over the weekend.
Here's the summary:
We all have our stories to tell of where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. This is one of them. In "That Day In September" Artie Van Why gives an eyewitness account of that fateful morning. From the moment he heard "a loud boom" in his office across from the World Trade Center, to stepping out onto the street, Artie vividly transports the reader back to the day that changed our lives and our country forever. "That Day In September" takes you beyond the events of that morning. By sharing his thoughts, fears and hopes, Artie expresses what it was like to be in New York City in the weeks and months following. The reader comes away from "That Day In September" with not only a more intimate understanding of the events of that day but also with a personal glimpse of how one person's life was dramatically changed forever.
Two more fun memes after the jump!
The Friday 56 always gets me scrambling to find the closest book!
Here are very simple rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Add your (url) post below in Freda's Voice Linky.
Before I go to bed, lately I've been flipping through an extremely old copy of Kahlil Gibran's Tears and Laughter. Maybe you're familiar with his more familiar The Prophet, a book of poetry - basically a guide to life - and which I adore! Tears and Laughter is a little different as it is a mix of both poetry and prose.
I am innocent and you are just. Why do you oppress me?
You are my very being. Why do you injure me?
You are my strength. Why do you weaken me?
You are my guide. Why do you desert me in this wilderness?
I am at the feet of your mercy, and will follow no path but your own. It is your will and my obedience that make my soul happy, shaded in the open field by your wings.
Follow Friday! Now there are two hosts, so I decided to pop over to our new host Alison Can Read.
Q. Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?
I hate being too personal. Everyone thinks I look younger than I really am. Seriously. That's fine. I guess I should be flattered! Though I sometimes think I must come across as juvenile, and not to be taken seriously. So here's the t-shirt slogan for me, courtesy of Threadless, where the awesome-est shirts are born!
Have a wonderful weekend! (I've got an extra day! Yay!)