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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
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Nov 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, rs-book-club
Read in October, 2008 , read count: 2

It took me three months to read this book, not because it isn't inspiring, educational, and reasonably well written, (because it is) but because I'm a slow reader, it wasn't on any of my 3 book clubs' current lists, I took a trip to Banda Aceh in the middle of it, and I own it so I didn't have a deadline to return it to the library. The big question now is, "what am I doing to make the world a better place?"
Some of my favorite passages: "The belief rippling around him was strong. It was powerful enough to convert a gas station into a holy place. Who knew what other wonders of transformation lay ahead?" "...In the post-9/11 era, Mortenson would often be asked by Americans about the danger he faced in the region from terrorists. 'If I die in Pakistan, it'll be because of a traffic accident, not a bomb or bullet,' he'd always tell them. 'The real danger over there is on the road.'" "Pull yourself together Greg. Of course you've hit a few speed bumps," Reichardt said. "But what you're trying to do is much more difficult than climbing K2."

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Beth Can I borrow it?

Kathy Carl actually bought it for us back in June and he has not read it yet. I see that Garret has a hardback copy on his shelf. So perhaps Carl could read that one.

Dawn Did you donate to Mortenson's organization after you read it? I did! (: I was very moved by the book and also gave it 5 stars.

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