January 20, 2011
Everyone should read:
I just finished a book that I think everyone should read. Stones into Schools is the follow up to the better known, Three Cups of Tea. Both follow the story of Greg Mortenson, a humanitarian who has built over 100 schools in some of the most destitute areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. His story, right from the beginning is amazing.
While his work is truly inspiring, the reason everyone should read his books, is gain a better insight into such a different culture. He offers explanations of different traditions and gives some vivid description of living conditions in some of these areas. Suffice it to say, I'm not feeling quite so crowded in my house right about now. Anyway, after reading it, things that I didn't quite understand about what has happened over the past decade or so, have come more into the light.
So, on your next trip to the library or bookstore, be sure to look it up. It is worth every minute of your time.
PS. Wasn't asked to say this by anyone. I just think it is amazing and everyone should read it.
Sent out into the void by Rachel Ward at 8:44 AM