Book 36 of 80
I’ve had this book for a couple of years. I would start it and it would overwhelm me, I’d slip my bookmark into the pages, and retire it to the bookshelf. I remember sitting in the bathtub crying after reading a particularly gruesome scene.
But I knew from the beginning of this challenge that now would be the time to finish it. Even though I know it won’t be an easy read…but so many books in this around the world adventure haven’t been easy.
We’re going to Rwanda and I’m going to read the non-fiction book We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch. It is a collection of stories from the Rwandan genocide compiled from interviews and firsthand experiences. I know. Heavy stuff.
Reading about Rwanda should be mandatory — which is why I’m so glad that a fellow teacher at my school is trying to acquire a handful of these books to use in senior English classes. I think this book would be interesting for our students to read too — timely and closer to home.
Side note: On my trusty little June calendar, I am slated to start book 36 tomorrow! So…I’m now, temporarily, one day AHEAD of schedule.