i'm coming home! in two days! yay!
more posts to come, from the land of internet and unemployed-ness.
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Sharon M. Draper: Copper Sun
Lisa See: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
thanks mom! i really liked it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
ok, i know this is cheesy, but i picked this to read as my 100th book here in Senegal! yes, that's right. i'm over here saving lives. but mostly just reading. :)
Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
loved this book...until i got to the end and realized that termites had eaten the last 40 pages! ahhh! stupid bugs.
J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)
ahhhh! don't tell me anything, i just started...
Giles Foden: The Last King of Scotland
thanks, netty! really good, you should read it :)
Anne Fadiman: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Amelia, this made me think about you. and future jobs. i heart medical anthropology!
Karin Muller: Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa
thanks uncle dave and aunt mayo! john should read this!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun
nan, you were right. this is SO good.
Anna Quindlen: One True Thing: A Novel
Dillon Banerjee: So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go
Read it once when I was considering joining, then again once I had accepted an assignment. Pretty good advice in both situations.
Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery: Dear Exile
This book was well written and gives a perspective of the Peace Corps from both a volunteer in Kenya and a friend back home. It is, however, depressing as all get out.
Jason Carter: Power Lines
Grandson of Jimmy Carter writes about his service in post-apartheid South Africa. Very readable.
Mike Tidwell: The Ponds of Kalambayi
Written by an aquaculture volunteer in Zaire. A bit dated (1990) but still an interesting read.
Sarah Erdman: Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
Great Peace Corps memoir about her service as a health volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. My fave so far.