Saturday, December 17, 2011

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

I finally read this book! It's been on my list for quite some time, and I'm glad I finally had a chance to sit down and read it. It's a good way to end my reading list from 2011, since this will, most likely, be the last book I read this year.

There's not much I want to say other than I was inspired by Dr. Greg's passion and drive to make a bad situation better. I'm not sure I'd have the same courage he has. I'm much more comfortable staying at home working from here. But he got out there, risking his life for the children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. I was touched.

Just another reminder of how important education is, how it changes not only individuals, but communities and nations. It's worth reading.


hilary said...

Oh man, I LOVED this book!! I don't know if you are interested, but there is another one called "Stones into Schools" that kind of picks up where this one left off.
Anyway, glad you liked it! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful that you kept this book on your list when so many potential readers simply kicked it to the curb in April (after CBS News broadcast writer Jon Krakauer's ugly allegations that Mr. Mortenson had lied).

As your site photos show how much you are interested in children, you'll also enjoy Central Asia Institute's site ( -- with a list of every single project, map, guest postings on the blog, AND the most amazing photographs!!

Best wishes for the new year,
Susan Hale Whitmore
Silver Spring, Maryland


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