Sunday, March 1, 2009

March...Bloggy Book Club update... Sara Nelms did not win a spot but I thank each one of you who voted for her and I ask that you keep her name in your memory because some day this sweet girl will be a star!
If you are interested in the winners go here!

Bloggy Book Club choice for March is Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly and it is a historical fiction novel set in Ireland during the potato famine.
It is about a family's epic journey to survive that takes them to America. A natural disaster that takes three crops of potatoes out of four years crops, a callous government and uncaring landlords turn it into The Great Starvation that kills a million people in a country smaller than the state of Illinois.

I chose this book because of the excellent reviews done by Tiffany of Lattes and Life and Elizabeth of Thoughts from an Evil Overlord and because I needed to read a book about survival!
The news is depressing these days but I know our country is made of good people...America was built on people who would not die but would survive in a new land...not just Irish but many immigrants who would work hard for a better life...America offers this even now!
Also, I love Ireland and have fallen in love with this country at first sight!
So, in honor of upcoming St. Patrick's Day...I choose Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly.


Scary Mommy said...

That stinks about Sara!! You were so sweet to help the way you did. I'm sure she's headed for bigger & better things!

Blog Stalker said...

Sara WILL be a star someday and I can't wait to be able to say I knew her before she was!

You are so right on that while things are not great, this country is still filled with GREAT people! This too shall pass!

Have a great day!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Can't wait to read what you think. It was SUCH a good book!

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry about Sara not winning--wishing her much luck in the future!!

That looks like a good book--I love anything Ireland!!

Debbie said...

I'm sad Sara didn't win. But, I bet we will see her name soon:)

Veggie Mom said...

Thanks for the rec! I'm reading Revolutionary Road right now, but will get to Galway soon, I promise. Hey...I've left a bit o' bloggy bling at my place for you today. Please come check it out!