Morning Meanderings… Once Upon A Book
Good morning! Quite the lovely weather in Minnesota currently and hopefully staying that way through the weekend. I am in charge of special events where I work and this Saturday is our annual picnic, approximately 300 people with children and we are using a new camp for this event so I do have a wee bit of anxiety that it all goes off without a hitch
This morning I was taking a quick read through my morning Shelf Awareness email and came across a small article about The Grey Zone by Daphna Edwards Ziman. I seen this book at the Book Blogger Convention in May and was not overly drawn to it. YET – during the Speed Dating session of BBC, this was a session where bloggers and authors met for 10 minutes to let the author discuss their book and the bloggers to ask questions and then you would get a new author to chat with. BRILLIANT IDEA. But I digress….
Daphne was at our table with her book, The Grey Zone which is about a 6 year old child, Kelly, who witnessed her other murdered and her father wrongfully accused. Through foster homes she is neglected, abused, and involved in human trafficing….
As I sat and talked with Daphne, still not sure I wanted to read this, we started connecting on child endangerment. When I told her about my working with street kids in Honduras, we had hit a connection. Suddenly – we were both sharing experiences at once and Daphne told me how she was worked to ensure child protection in foster care… wow.
Suddenly Daphne’s book took on a whole new meaning… and now that I knew the passion behind the book. I wanted to read it.
I have not read the book yet, but I do have it with my BEA books, given to me by Daphne.
Have you ever had a book that you almost passed on but then for whatever reason, you found yourself drawn to it later, either by a friend, review, hearing the author…. I would love to hear your stories!