Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday 56: Week 12

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's mine:

Fearing for James's life, he rushed over to break up the fight. Although the mangolomera never weakens, it can be neutralized for short periods using green vines from a sweet potato plant. You know how Superman becomes weak at the sight of those shiny green crystals? The same is true for magic people and sweet potatoes, I don't know why.

Anyway, the second Phiri saw my father arrive, he shouted to him, "Mr. Kamkwamba, PLEASE ...some vines for my head! I don't want to kill this man!"

-The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba


  1. Interesting. I kinda like this!

  2. That sounds very intriguing...Are you enjoying the book?

  3. Thanks for dropping by, Dar and Tonya!

    I do like the book so far. I guess I prefer books with likable young characters. The location and learning about this part of Africa adds to its appeal.

  4. Thanks for writing about my book.

    William Kamkwamba
    williamkamkwamba [at] gmail [dot] come