Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Reading takes us so many places. Yesterday I was talking to a student of mine from Sri Lanka and was able to tell him about a book I read, Reef, set during the civil war, and how beautiful Sri Lanka seemed. I knew a little about his country, and that helped make a connection.
Today, I am in Black Swan, England, circa 1982, and learning what it is like for a 13 year old boy to face puberty and the world, with the Falklands War as the backdrop. I am loving this book, as the narrator is very funny, in that way 13 year old boys can be, trying to fit in, and dealing with issues that are important to him, in the rough and tumble hierarchy of teenagers.
Where is reading taking you today?